Having a life changing encounter with God, he was called into the ministry in 1976. Without formal training but with a burning desire to preach the Gospel, he started in a small store front building with 7 people. That work grew into a group of 350.
After pastoring in Southeast MO for 15 years, he went to Saskatoon, Canada and pastored for 5 years. Feeling led by the Lord to move to the Ozark area, he has started New Beginnings Community Church with the desire to help burnt-out Church Goers and the unchurched, with the motto: YOU CAN BEGIN AGAIN!