Born and raised in Brownsville, TX, I attended Baylor University where I received a Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Education. I returned home and taught in public school for 5 years. In 1979, the Lord brought my future wife, Patty, from Kenosha to Brownsville to be a teacher also and we married in 1983. In 1986, I began serving as the Principal of the First Baptist School in Brownsville for 16 years during which time our 4 daughters were born. In 2001, the Lord led us to serve at the Calvary Memorial Church as the Family Ministries Pastor.