What is your theological background?

As a child/youngster, I attended both Southern Baptist and United Methodist churches.  At the age of ten, I was attending a small Southern Baptist church and was baptized and attended Southern Baptist churches from then on.

I was interested in why there were different churches, so I began to study the history and belief systems of the various denominations 

I took some courses in college as well.  The more I studied, the more I came to believe that Southern Baptists embodied my personal beliefs better than any other denomination.

How long have you been performing weddings?

I have been performing wedding ceremonies since June 2, 1984, when I was the officiant at my Mother’s second marriage; she was 62 and the groom was 68.  What a blessing! 

What do you like BEST about weddings?

EVERYTHING!  I like the nervousness of both the bride and groom.  I like the excitement of everyone involved.  I like the beauty of the bride, regardless of what she wears, because her beauty comes from inside.  I like to see the commitment of the bride and groom as they are finally taking that last step before changing from a mere “couple” into a “married couple.”  I like working with the couple as they lay out how they want their wedding ceremony to look and flow.  I like the privilege of helping them realize that the vows they make to one another, they also make to God and it is He Who will help them make a successful marriage and home. 

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