Born and raised in a military/missionary family, in Virginia since age 12. Washington-Lee HS, Arlington, '74. Married Mary Beth Turkington, '77. Two grown children. BA, Emory & Henry College, '78. Ordained in the Virginia Annual Conference, '81. MDiv, Vanderbilt University, '83. Commissioned General Board of Global Ministries missionary, '91. Red Bird Missionary Conference, '89-'98. In addition to churches in KY, pastor of several VA churches prior to present appointment.