Faith, Family, Fitness, and Food — these are the thoughts that fill the pages of my life as a minister and personal fitness & success coach. My faith in Jesus is what motivates me to make the most of every day that God gives me. I have been preaching for the past ten years and currently preach at the West Main Church of Christ in Lewisville, Texas. Click here to find SERMONS. I’m passionate about teaching others God’s Word and ways, so they can learn and live, not live and learn.
I have been involved in some form of public speaking since 2001. As a pharmaceutical representative with Pfizer Inc., I presented thousands of presentations to physicians in a variety of settings. I have given motivational speeches at the Transformation Center in Denver, Colorado, sponsored by fitness coach and living legend, Bill Phillips. I have had the opportunity to preach and teach God’s word throughout America, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Mexico.
I graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Kinesiology. I’ve completed online courses through Light University equipping me to be a health and wellness coach.
I have a number of published books on Amazon designed to motivate others physically and spiritually. They include Life Beyond The Scale, Gospel Preachers: Listen and Learn, and Live and Learn or Learn and Live: What to Do When You Go to College.
Below is some additional information about me. In particular, I have listed continuing education and professional development as I seek to become the best version of myself and as I help others to do the same.
Completed 12-month B.L.A.S.T. (Building Leader, Authors, Speakers, and Teachers)
The program taught by best selling author and speaker Shannon Ethridge.
I’m currently providing motivational videos for the B.L.A.S.T. team.
I also had an additional one on one coaching from Shannon.
I was able to lead an interview with a former graduate of the BLAST program.
Light University Continuing Education and Professional Development
Courses Completed to date:
Introduction to Christian Life Coaching
Principles of Christian Life Coaching
Health and Wellness Coaching
Dowlen Road Church of Christ Preacher Bootcamps, Beaumont Texas
I have participated (as a teacher and as a student) in a number of preacher boot camps designed to teach and encourage young preachers to strive for excellence as they do the work of a gospel preacher. Some of my responsibilities included: Leading discussions on putting Biblical and effective sermons together and evangelism.
Dowlen Road Church of Christ Preacher Training Program, Beaumont Texas
I studied with the shepherds and evangelists for a period of two years prior to preaching full time. I learned how to properly study the scriptures, outline a text, write sermons, present sermons, create workbooks, lead Bible study classes, conduct personal Bible studies, and more.
Completed Three Courses at Sunset International Bible Institute: Extension Course
1 and 2 Timothy and Titus
Distinctive Nature of the Church
Historical Christian Evidences
Member of Toastmasters International
I have given a number of presentations and have been recognized by my peers for best table topics and best speaker.
I was given the privilege of sharing what Toastmasters is on a local television segment in Columbia Missouri.