A Servant of Jesus

I have proudly served the Orcutt Christian Church since the summer of 1997.


I was born and raised in the little town of Tuskegee, Alabama.  I was an active member of the Boy Scouts of America and became an Eagle Scout. I am active in Amateur Radio. I Served with the United States Marine Corps in Korea during the Korean war, and with the United States Air Force as a Chaplain during Vietnam.


I have three outstanding daughters who contribute a lot to the Kingdom of God:

  Jeri Wise, Karen Keesler, and Gail Hurn.


I am married to Elizabeth, who has a daughter named Julia.  Julia is the harpist for Orcutt Christian Church.


I graduated from the Cincinnati Bible Seminary with a degree in theology.  CBS is the flag seminary of the church of Christ/Christian Church. Attended the Earlham College School of Religion for two years.  ESR is a Christian graduate theological school in the Quaker tradition.  Graduated from Pepperdine University with a Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling. Pepperdine is a school in the a cappella tradition.  D.Min. From Trinity Seminary, and a Doctorate in Practical Theology, (D.Pth) from the Master's Graduate School.


I have been privileged to teach at Pacific Christian College (now Hope International University), University of California at Irvine, and several other colleges.



Psalm 21:4-6 (NASB)
4 He asked life of You, You gave it to him, Length of days forever and ever. 5 His glory is great through Your salvation, Splendor and majesty You place upon him. 6 For You make him most blessed forever; You make him joyful with gladness in Your presence.