Our family moved to Texas from our home state of Virginia in 1991. It was God’s calling that led us to the Dallas area as I became the pastor of Hillcrest (at that time located in Dallas on Boulder Dr–now Dr. EK Bailey Drive). I graduated from Virginia Tech in 1978 with a BS in Agronomy, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1986 with a M. Div., and Newburg Theological Seminary and Bible College 2015 with a DMin. My wife, Beverly and I were married June 14, 1981, and we have been blessed to have 3 children Martha, now married to Dallas Harvey and living in New Jersey, Marcus and Marybeth.