Spouse’s Name: Rita
Starting Date with The Missourians:
Role with The Missourians:
How do you narrow it down to just one when the whole Word is your life blood, map and family history? Let me start with these and I pray that you will dive into the Word today and be richly blessed as you spend time with God.
Exodus 14:13-14 – “And Moses said to the people, ‘Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.’ ”
Romans 12:12 – “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
Psalm 1:1-3 – “Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither whatever they do prospers.”
Ephesians 2:4-10 – “But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions – it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved,through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Colossians 1:9-14 – “For this reason (read verses 1-8), since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
Colossians 2:6-7 – “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”
I have found that when I am not in the Word that life stagnates and sours. Been there, done that. It was miserable. However, God blesses me every time I read His Word… EVERY TIME. He is faithful, just and true. You can trust Him. If you need help with Bible study ideas, have questions about something in God’s Word or want someone to be praying for you, feel free to email me. Know this: You are loved. That’s no sissy thing. The Creator of the whole universe and everything in it, the One who made the sun, moon and stars, the vast skies and the deep oceans loves you. He’s drop-dead crazy about you, and He sent Jesus to prove it to you. Life is hard, but God IS good!
Favorite Song Currently Singing:
Just a Little Talk with Jesus
How did you come to The Missourians:
Actually, I was at work and my office manager said that the Missourians was at his congregation and had announced they were looking for a lead singer. I called Troy and met with. At that time they were interviewing several and chose Tim for that part. I had told them to keep me in mind and that I would be happy to even be a “fill in” when they needed one and could stand in for Tenor, Lead, or Baritone if needed. When Michael decided to leave the group they gave me a call to see if I would be interested in the tenor position. And as they say, “the rest is history”. I’m excited to be with them. They are a great group of guys who love the Lord deeply.
Past Singing History:
I’ve sung since I was a teenager. It was always fun singing around the piano on Sunday afternoons with my mom playing and singing bass (believe it or not, you can ask my sisters), I’d sing tenor, our friend Charlotte would sing Alto, and my sisters Jerri and Lona would sing soprano. Awesome memories. Sang in choir in High School. Sang in choir, camp teams and other groups in college at Ozark Christian College. Have lead choirs, praise team groups and so forth since then.
Interesting facts/stories about me:
I have 4 brothers and 9 sisters; along with nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews too numerous to count (although, I’m sure somebody has, probably my sister, Bonnie). My amazing wife, Rita, and I have been married 30 years, we have our daughter, Kristin, our son-in-law, David, a beautiful granddaughter, Kaitlyn and a new-born grandson, Jace.