I have sought to put Jesus, the gospel, and the Christian faith at the center of my life since September 1972. I spent a few days at the beginning of my senior year at college wondering where Christianity fit in my life. I had been raised in a Christian home but was drifting. I read a gospel tract over and over again. I finally concluded that Jesus had indeed risen from the dead and that fact and its implications would center my life from then on.
After college, I join the staff of Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) and was on the Athletes in Action Weightlifting Team.
Seminary and graduate school followed.
I worked in higher education from 1983 until 2018. I served at Western Seminary, Trinity International University, and Corban University.
At Western, I was library director, administrative vice president, and taught theology, Bible, church history, research methods, and ethics.
At Trinity, I was the divinity school librarian, university librarian, taught a course in early church history, and courses in the degree completion program.
At Corban, I was the library director.
I lift weights as a hobby. I was third in the National College meet. When competing as a Master lifter in my 40s I finished third in the world championships, second in the Pan Americans, and was five times American or National champion.