I cannot remember the date I accepted Christ into my heart,
but my mom, who was the spiritual leader of our family, would tell me Jesus was
my savior and I believed her. She would tell me that Jesus died for my sins; He
would protect me and watch over me. This truth greatly impacted me when my life
was spared in a tragic accident killing 74 men. I should have been one of them,
but by the Grace of God someone else (Jon Stever) took my place.
I retired from the Navy after almost 23 years of service in
1990 and have attended BCC since 1987. Leslie and I met via my mother and her
grandmother. We married December 2, 1972 and have 3 children, Adam, Ashley and
Ethan. We have 4 grandchildren, Nathan, Abigail, Victoria and Julianne.
I love to teach and lead a life group. I come from a
Reformed background and have a minority view of God’s Grace with respect to
I love baseball. I’ve played at the college level and had an
opportunity to sign with the Cincinnati Reds as a catcher, but was on active
duty at the time. I’ve umpired, coached and spent the summer of 1994 coaching
my son Ethan and Central Springfield’s Little League team all the way to the
Little League World Series.
God has blessed BCC with a Godly pastoral team. This team
preaches the gospel and God’s Word. The fruit of this endeavor is the growth of