I hold a B.A. degree in History from Wake Forest University and have earned Continuing Education credits over the years, especially through the Lay Institute of Theology. As a Lutheran layman, I have become a serious student of theology and church history, and for fifteen years I have taught adults advanced-level classes in my church. I have served several terms on my Church Council and have been in leadership in Learning Ministries for over 25 years, and I served as a founding member of the Board of Trustees for Whitefield Academy, a Christian college preparatory school in the Atlanta area.
My wife, Susan, and I live in Sandy Springs with our two daughters and son. Another daughter is married, and we have one grandson. I have worked in the automobile business for over 35 years. When not studying or teaching, I enjoy my other passions - being in the great outdoors, hunting and fishing.