Born in Huntsville, Alabama, but family roots are south Mississippi--Dad from Lucedale, Mom from Biloxi. Moved to Maryland in 1966, and it's home. I'm the middle of three boys, with only 3 1/2 years separating us. Mom didn't have a chance. Even the dog was male. Married to Pam, my high school sweetheart, for 31 years, father to Angela, 29, and Austin, 24. Graduate of Baylor University (B.S.) and Southern Seminary (M.Div. and Ph.D. in Old Testament). Have been pastor of Zion Baptist Church, North Vernon, Indiana; First Baptist Church, Jefferson, Georgia, and currently First Baptist Church of Frederick, Maryland since 1995.