im received his BA in History and Speech Education from Central State University (now UCO), his M.Div. from Iliff School of Theology and his D.Min. from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University. He is an ordained Elder in the UMC, having served churches in OK since 1994. He and his wife, Lu Ann, have been married 28 years. They have three children: Ben, who lives in Enid and is 21 years old; Josh and Becca, who are 14 and attend Hennessey High School.