I have had the privilege of pastoring LifeSigns Deaf Baptist Church since its inception on April 29, 2018. I was born and raised in Portsmouth, Ohio, and accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior at the age of 17 when four girls (who were sisters) invited me to church. At the age of 19, I moved to Oklahoma to attend Bible college where I met my wife, Tricia. The Lord blessed us with 3 children; Scottie, Jessalyn, and Brooklynn.
My wife and I have worked with the Deaf for over 30 years. Most of our time was spent reaching the Deaf and training others to reach the Deaf worldwide while serving at Oklahoma Baptist College (OKC, OK) and Crown College (Powell TN). We have also had the privilege of starting a Deaf Ministry at the Mt. Apo Baptist Church in Davao, Philippines.
My wife, Tricia, is a nationally certified interpreter (CI/CT) who works alongside with me in the ministry. She is also a songwriter most noted for the songs: Bury My Heart On The Mission Field, Make A Diff’rence in This World, and I Am Deaf; Do You Care?