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.