I met my wife, Cheryl, on a helicopter pad in Vietnam. We worked together in a Mash Unit in the Operating Room for about 3 months. I was then reassigned and stationed in Germany where we met again and decided to get married in the Spring of 1971. After returning to the States, I pursued several areas of interest and we finally settled in Dallas, TX., where I went to School for Bell and Howell Electronics. While in Dallas, Cheryl got saved and I made a profession of salvation. We moved shortly thereafter back to Wisconsin and I attended Maranatha Baptist Bible College, in Watertown, WI. from 1976 -1979. During that time, I dropped out of school for one year and began to question my salvation as I had no joy, no peace, no consistency or fruit in my life. In August of 1980 at the age of 31 I trusted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior after a Sunday morning service. My life began to change immediately as I became a new person/creature, as the Bible says in II Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are becomenew.”
After going back to College for a year, and making a Missions trip to Mexico with the Wyldewood Baptist Church, we moved to Oshkosh to attend their Bible Institute and get involved with the Printing Ministry. I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Theology in June of 1984. I was ordained at Wyldewood on October 20. 1984. I then went to work in our Bearing Precious Seed print shop and started deputation. In the Summer of 1987 I was asked to join Couriers for Christ, and after much prayer and seeking counsel from Pastor Nelson and several men of God at church I became a Representative for the Baptist Couriers for Christ Ministry.