My wife, Pam, and I have been married nearly 43 years. I have been farming most of my adult life with my brother, and Pam is a retired elementary school teacher. We have three children and six grandchildren. When we were a young married couple we both came to know the Lord Jesus Christ under the teaching of Bob Carver at the Berean Christian Church in Ipava, Illinois. Pam and I live in Carthage and have been attending Burnside Christian Church since 2013. Although I still don’t know all of you I look forward to becoming better acquainted with you during my service as elder.
My goal for our church is found in Ephesians 4:13. From the New Livng Translation it reads: “This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.”