4:11-12 "And he gave some, apostles; and some,
prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and
teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the
work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of
Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
April 5, 1956
EDUCATION - RELATED TO MINISTRY
2002 - Present Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary
– Present North
American Mission Board Mission Service Corps Missionary assigned to Church Planting in Alberta.
Evangelism Committee Member, College and Career SS Teacher
1998 - 2002
FAITH Facilitator, Group Leader, Team Leader, Global Focus
Leadership, Missions Committee Member, Men's Ministry Leadership
Team (evangelism/ missions)
Team Leader, Group leader and Facilitator for FAITH Sunday School Evangelism Strategy. Serving on the Missions Committee starting January 2002. Served in the area of Men's Ministry with emphasis on evangelism/ outreach. Led Saturday Morning Men's Bible Study - "Experiencing God". Sent by Immanuel to serve as Associate Pastor at one of the mission churches, Faithway Baptist Church in Moreno Valley. Emphasis on evangelism/ administration. Served approx 6 months.
1997-1998 Administrative Assistant to the Pastor
Called by the Church to assist the new Senior Pastor in an administrative/ assistant capacity to facilitate transition. The position required that I possess the experience and the skill to manage the day-to-day affairs of the church, primarily from an organizational or business perspective. I was the in-office hub, or conduit of communication between various church related issues (as they arose), and the committees and/or leaders overseeing the ministries to which the issue would relate. I worked closely with the Pastor to coordinate those ministries of the church not already delegated to a committee or ministry leader. This included the coordination and/or participation in hospital visitation and in-reach /outreach visitation. Performed, and/ or assisted in weddings, funerals, and baptisms, as requested. Prepared and preached sermons and led various services as assigned by the pastor. Coordinated music for the Sunday mornings worship services, Sunday evening worship and the Mid-week service. Organized and directed Vacation Bible Ship, the summer VBS. program, which had an average attendance of 55 children (ages 3 through 12) with the help of 30 volunteer workers, over a six-week period. Led personal witness training program- "People Sharing Jesus, ". Developed "Outreach 97", a comprehensive visitation and witnessing program to augment "Celebrate Jesus 2000".
1996-1997 Interim Administrator (Bi-Vocational), Bryant Street Baptist Church
When the Senior Pastor was called to a new church start in San Diego, I was called as Interim Administrator to provide general oversight and administrative leadership for the church as an organization. Coordinated programs and schedules with church leadership and staff for the development, enhancement and implementation of the church's stated mission. Being as the Interim Pastor was from Hesperia and was on the field Wednesday afternoons and Sunday mornings, I preached the scheduled Sunday evening services. I was available to preach/ or preached at other scheduled services. Provided individual pastoral counsel. Provided individual and group leadership counsel. Performed baptisms, wedding ceremonies, and funeral services. Coordinated and/or participated in hospital visitation, in-reach and outreach visitation.
EMPLOYMENT - SECULAR
Support Manager, Redlands Wal-Mart
Secured a full-time position
at Wal-Mart to supplement other income, being as the part-time salary at
the church and glasswork proved to be insufficient to meet our needs.
Responsibilities: to assist the store manager.
1989-1998 Owner, Yucaipa
Glass & Mirror Co.
Purchased an established
retail glass shop to be available to spend more time with my family. I
performed all the functions of an active Owner/Operator with employees.
The Company's sales tripled within 180 days and maintained or surpassed
those levels until I was called into ministry.
President, General Manager, American Safety Glass Inc.
Started up North American
operations for this corporation. The Company eventually became a major
player in the flat glass industry. Hordis Bros.Inc. acquired the company
after I left the company to purchase Yucaipa Glass. Primarily wholesale
distribution and manufacturing of a new process in laminated safety glass.
Manager/ Sales Manager (Flat Glass Division), Solaglas USA, Inc.
Managed the Flat Glass
Division for this South African based corporation. Responsible for 3 West
Coast Distribution Centers. Member of Executive Strategy Committee.
Performed all acquisition studies for the division. Managed flat
glass sales force, inside and outside sales. *ACI Glass Products, Inc
later acquired the division.
President, General Manager, California Glass Distributors, Inc.
Started with this company in
my second year out of high school and worked up the ranks to eventually
become the corporation's Vice President and General Manager. I was
entirely accountable for the profitability of the corporation. Required to
maintain a 25% return on investment. Attained or surpassed that goal every
year. *ACI America Inc., a large Australian conglomerate, eventually
acquired the company.
Note to the reader.... God has blessed me in many ways. He has
always equipped and enabled me for any task at hand. He gave me a wealth
of experience and then used that same administrative, evangelistic and
ministerial experience to serve Him when His church was in need. For that
I am eternally thankful and blessed. He is continually working in
my life to further equip me to serve Him and He recently confirmed His
calling to me. I have an incredible burden and desire to reach Canada for
Christ. We have followed His call to the Canadian Southern Baptist
Seminary to continue my seminary education. I know that He'll direct us
and pave the pathway to join Him in His work. He has answered prayer and
opened the door to missions work in Alberta and seminary study. Thus, I
will continue to serve Him wherever He calls, by His will, for His church,
and in His perfect timing...
*ACI now known as ACI Distribution
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