As much as I’d like to think I learn well through formal training and education, the reality is that virtually all of us learn best from experience. I have studied ministry and business in classes and books, but nothing compares to the real life education I have received through my years of church and corporate experiences…

Professional Experience

Self-Employed, Lebanon, Tennessee                                    2013-Present
Managing/Operating multiple businesses

Salem Publishing, Nashville, Tennessee                              2001-March 2013
Associate Publisher/General Manager, Ministry Publications and Operations
Responsible for all aspects of the entire company. For an overview of the publications I reported on, please visit Publications.

Cross Roads Baptist Church, Greenbrier, Tennessee.       2005-2008
Interim Pastor
Provided pulpit and pastoral ministry for the church while they looked for a new pastor. This was part-time and temporary.

LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, Tennessee.         1990-2000
Director, Adult Sunday School Ministry Department
– Responsible for publishing and leadership training department with three sections and 44 people
– Served in various editorial roles from 1990 to 1994, moving into management in 1994

First Baptist Church, Okemah, Oklahoma                             1985-1990
– Pastor

Washington Baptist Church, Claremore, Oklahoma            1982-1985
– Pastor

Served in various churches                                                      Prior to 1982
– As youth minister, music minister, minister of evangelism and associate pastor while attending college and seminary