I was raised in a home where the Word was revered and loved. My parents loved the Lord and His Word and His church. As a result I claimed Jesus as my Lord and Savior at an early age. Outside of my college days I have spent all my years on the farm and ag-related jobs. That is my vocational love, but in it all, it has been my heart’s desire to seek the Lord with all my heart and always honor Him with my life. This journey began in earnest when I read a book The Pursuit of God, by A.W. Tozer in college. The theme of the book was taken from Psalm 42:1 “As the deer pants for the water brook, so my soul pants for You, O God.” To serve as elder at GBC has been a humbling and growing experience. It is my deepest desire to see the church grow in its love for God and His Word, and to remain true to what His Word teaches. I am grateful to God and to the church for allowing me to serve.