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Please Read

  • Mark Batterson: Chasing the Lion
  • David Platt: Radical
    A must read for anyone serious about church and their walk with Jesus Christ. (*****)
  • Rod Olson: The Legacy Builder
  • Andy Stanley: The Principle of the Path
    Direction Determines Destination (*****)

What I'm Reading

  • Rod Olson: The Legacy Builder
  • Mark Batterson: Chase the Lion
  • James MacDonald: Way of Wisdom


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One-Line Bio

I'm a writer, counselor, speaker, administrator and pastor.


A native of Mississippi, married 54 years to Shirley Ann Salley. We have two adult children and five grandchildren. As a journalist I covered the integration crisis in the 1960s for The Associated Press and then specialized in education as a writer and public relations counselor.

I went into the ministry fulltime in 1980, as a youth pastor in Westlake and Denham Springs, LA. I have pastored the last 25 years in Escanaba, MI, Seattle, WA, and Blythe, CA. Reluctantly retired in October 2010. Now help administer a non-profit economic agency. Retiring soon. Still ministering.


Travel, fishing, writing, camping, reading -- but most of all helping people find meaning in life.