Pastor Don was one of those rebellious, drug-using youths. While endeavoring into occult practices, he would often listen to Chuck Smith on Word for Today radio. He wanted to know more about Christianity than the Christians so that he could make them look foolish. God used this very tactic to lead Don down the road of redemption. By the time he gave his life to Christ in 1985, he had already read much of the Bible, and was ready to teach it with a fervor that burns to this day.