I was born in Cincinnati and raised in Columbus. I graduated from Linden McKinley and attended The Ohio State University. I married my childhood sweetheart, Patty, and we have been blessed with four children, and now, 14 grandchildren. I have worked in the carpet industry for over fifty years. In 1995, I was born again and baptized at Jersey Baptist Church. I began serving as an usher, and God gave me a desire to know His Word. Four years later, I started teaching a Bible Fellowship Class (now called Grow Groups). I continue to learn and teach God's Word. In 2002, I served on the Building Community, and in recent years I started serving at Stowe Mission. My heart verse is Jeremiah 29:11-12.