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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Perspective

My original focus was on “Church Life” and the inspirational and comical stories that go along with it. As I progressed, the subjects that I have written about have become varied and include history, sports and various personalities. However, my favorite things to write about has been to record the lives and careers of military veterans and missionaries. I have written stories of WW II, Korea, Veit Nam and Desert Storm. These men and women are fascinating to listen to and learn from. Many have told me that they do not think they have a story worth telling. But, all of them have a story and it took every branch of service and every job duty in each branch to be successful.

I have also enjoyed the current and retired missionaries that I have had the privilege of writing about. These are people that have not necessarily been in the limelight, but have done such tremendous work around the world and made such a difference in so many lives.

I hope you enjoy my posts and pass them along to others. Everyone has a story that needs to be told.

Education

  • Baylor University – 1967 – 1969
  • SW Bell Telephone – Telecom Technical Courses – 1970 – 1980

Married – 1969

Military – United States Army National Guard

  • 143rd Airborne – 1969 – 1975

Job Experience

  • SW Bell/AT&T – 1970 – 1984
  • Partner in Telephone Interconnect Company – 1984 – 1988
  • Business Owner of Telephone Interconnect Company – 1988 – 2010
  • Ridgecrest Baptist Church – Music Minister – 2003 – 2007
  • Poetry Baptist Church – Associate Pastor/Worship – 2007 – 2015
  • First Baptist Fate – Music Minister

Personal

Member of the Singing Men of North Central Texas since 2005
Mission trips have included:

  • Austria & Czech Republic – 2007
  • Ukraine – 2010
  • Ukraine/Crimea – 2012
  • Ukraine – 2015

Raised Southern Baptist – Christian music has been my heritage

  • Had a Rock & Roll Band in High School – Play Guitar

Ordained Deacon in 1977 – 1st Baptist Urbandale

Currently

  • Self Employed Telecom Commission Sales

Service Organization – Rotary International since 1990

Likes/Hobbies

  • Music
  • Reading
  • History
  • Golf
  • Football, Baseball