Born August 31, 1962 in Fernandina Beach, Florida
Saved, called, and licensed to preach at age 16 at Springhill Baptist Church in Fernandina Beach, Florida (the greatest day of my life)
Moved to Mobile, Alabama in August 1981 to attend Mobile College (now the University of Mobile)
Married to Sonya DeFoe on Jan. 29, 1982 (the second greatest day of my life)
Called to serve as Pastor at Putnam Baptist Church, Putnam in December 1982
Ordained to ministry December 1982 at College Park Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama
Blessed with a daughter, Jennifer Nicole, November 22, 1983
Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Mobile College in May 1984 with B.A. in Religion and English
Moved to New Orleans, Louisiana in June 1984 to attend New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Blessed with a daughter, Ashley Michelle, August 25, 1985
Graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in July 1987 with Master of Divinity and in May 2007 with Doctor of Ministry
Served as pastor of churches in Alabama and Louisiana for 35+ years
Blessed with a son-in-law, Rob Carr, who married Jennifer in March 2004
Blessed with a son-in-law, Jon Andrews, who married Ashley in December 2005
Blessed with a granddaughter, Hayes Paten Carr, in December 2009.
Blessed with a granddaughter, Lucy Elanor Andrews, in February 2014.
Blessed with a granddaughter, Lily Eowyn Andrews, in February 2016.
Honored to be called as pastor of the most loving, dynamic church in Decatur, Alabama in November 2007