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Born - Jackson, Michigan, September 2, 1943

Raised - Battle Creek, Michigan

Married - February 12, 1967

Wife - Janet Epperson of  Bells, Tennessee

Children - 2

   Sue lives in Sikeston, Missouri.

   Stephen lives in Smyrna, Tennessee; He is a Level 1 Surgical Tech in orthopedics

Grandchildren - 5


High School - Lakeview, Battle Creek, Michigan,1961

Freed-Hardeman University, AA 1966

Henderson, Tennessee

Covington Theological Seminary - Rossville, Georgia

   B. of Ministry, 1988

   Master of Ministry, 1989

   Doctor of Ministry, 1992 (Magna Cum Laude)

Also attended classes at:

Western Kentucky School of Ministry

Central Ohio School of Preaching

Alabama Christian School of Religion

Manly and Janet


Places Preached:

Phillips Street Church of Christ, Dyersburg, Tennessee (1966)

Glendale Church of Christ, Newbern, Tennessee (1967)

Lake Street Church of Christ, Ridgely, Tennessee (1967-1970)

Westside Church of Christ, Akron, Ohio (1970-1971)

Shady Acres Church of Christ, Sikeston, Missouri (1972-1988)

Grundy Street Church of Christ, Tullahoma, Tennessee (1988-1997)

Missionary, Kirov, Russia - supported by Winchester, TN (1997)

Athens Church of Christ, Athens, Tennessee (1998-2005)

Priceville Church of Christ, Decatur, Alabama (2006-2009)

Cades Church of Christ, Milan, TN (2010-present)

Mission Work:

Made over 24 trips to Kirov Region and Komi Republic, Russia

Helped start congregations in Kirov and Kirovo-Chepetsk.

Lived in Russia (1997)

Conducted three seminars for Russian preachers (2005-2007)

Our last trip was Sep / Oct, 2015.

2 trips to teach among Kuna Indians in Panama (2016, 2017).

Teach in Costa Rica School of Preaching (2018, 2019)

Email address:

Other church related activities:

Board of directors - Shady Acres Children's Home

Foster parent

Board of directors - Southeast Missouri Christian Academy

Moderator of panel on TV program

Radio program - live 15-minute daily program (for 16 years)

Author of several commentaries and several adult class workbooks

All books are available on this website.

A verse-by-verse study of James is also online.


Other Activities:

Chaplain of Department of Public Safety (Sikeston, MO)

Chaplain for Fire Department (Sikeston, MO) (10 years)

Director of chaplains for local hospital (Sikeston, MO)

Coach of little league soccer (5 years)

Chaplain - Athens Regional Medical Center