I grew up in the Ohio River town of Proctorville and there I was raised on a small farm off Little Paddy Creek Road. Days spent there were as full as the imagination would allow and of course a fair amount of weekly chores.
After high school graduation it was on to Ohio Valley University and then Carolina University of Theology . Those college years were full of ornery pranks, late nights and where my love for music got its spark. Most in the staff and administration were just happy to see my days there come to an end and the feelings were mutual.
In May of 1990 I moved to the Columbus metropolitan area and never really left. I love this city. I love the people. I love the four seasonal weather pattern. I love the food. I love the theater. I love the music. I love the sporting events. . . for those few to whom I have heard say they “don’t like it here”, or that “there is nothing to do” I politely but firmly reply – “MOVE!”
Through my years of life’s ebb and flow there have been many ups and downs. I have learned much and worked hard and can attest that the past seven years I have learned more than any other time in life. Midst these ups and downs I have found two passions: Music & Theology. I am a self-taught guitar and piano player. In short time I will hone my skills with some training as well as some vocal instruction.
Most of the time you will find me listening to things that are off the beaten path. From John Coltrane, Miles Davis, U2, Red, Lacrae, Eric Whitacre which are just a very few to mention but there are many more.
I will close in that I love the Lord. Typically the only books I purchase are theological. Do not allow that last sentence to become pretentious. I recognize that all that is good in me, all that is holy, all motives that are pure come from Him. Having lived through the horror of following my own desires I see the stark contrast that Jesus has made. It is not of my own. The root for this thirst for what I call theology lies in the desire to get to know this Jesus who has brought me life. He has loved me even in my fallen nature and has patience and love beyond measure. He has given grace upon grace and I am thankful.