Hi! I am so glad you’ve found me!
Are you passionate about seeing a generation radical for Jesus?
- Do you, as parents, wonder how you can effectively raise children that will be passionate followers of Christ as adults?
- Are you concerned about what you see today in modern Christianity?
- Does the political correctness in the church today make you question where we are headed as the the body of Christ?
I have been a pastor for over 40 years, ministering in 48 of the 50 states and across Canada and Europe; and over the years I have watched a subtle shift in the church as political correctness and humanism have crept in and overtaken the pulpit.
I am passionate about laying a solid, godly foundation for many generations.
And that is why I began Foundational. I want to offer article and resources to pastors, church leaders and lay ministers that will help them effectively lead their congregations to a deeper level of discipleship in Jesus Christ; empowering them to lay a strong foundation in their families for many generations.
Some of my articles to the church are:
I am a native of the Pacific Northwest United States. I was born and raised in Spokane, Washington and graduated from University High School in Spokane Valley. After high school, I served four years in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.
Following my military service, I entered full time Christian ministry in October 1971. And have been an ordained Bishop in the Church of God, Cleveland, TN since August 1976. My wife and I have planted four churches in the United States and Canada and assisted in planting many others. I now pastor at Living Faith Church in Hermiston, Oregon.
I have served as keynote speaker in leadership conferences, marriage and family conferences, and had a drive-time radio broadcast, “A Break Through Minute” in Portland, Oregon and Spokane, Washington. I have also written a weekly newspaper article “Perspective”, addressing current issues from a biblical perspective.
I hold a Masters degree in Ministry, a Masters degree in Theology, and Ph.D. in Theology with an emphasis on marriage and family counseling, and have served as an abuse counselor since 1980.
I have written a number of books, including Discovering True Identity and Agape, as well as a 3-part Discipleship Series.
With a passion to see this generation experience a transforming spiritual renewal, I preach and teach the uncompromised Word of God, calling the church back from the smoke and light shows, delusion, and tolerance message to the established Word of God.
It is with this deep commitment that I address issues facing the 21st Century disciple of Jesus Christ. Writing to a post-Christian, post-modern American culture, I teach that the Holy Bible is infallible and inerrant and holds the true answers for life. Passionately, I call for the church in the USA to return to the Lord Jesus Christ of the Holy Scriptures and to preach the true Gospel. As the Apostle Paul said:
“I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed”(Galatians 1:6-9 NKJV).
About Leadership Development Institute
Leadership Development Institute is a college level, non-accredited institute designed for advanced training in leadership development and spiritual formation.
It is designed for those men and women who want to become leaders in the local church and the kingdom of God.
Every lesson in each course is carefully designed to develop and train today’s church leader in understanding how to avoid the church-growth fad and embrace the authentic presence of God that will radically change lives and our culture today.
In Leadership Development Institute, you will learn the value of team development and servant leadership, using Jesus Christ as our example of perfect leadership and team development.
Read Through the Bible In 365 Reading Challenge
In January 2017 I will be offering a monthly reading plan to help you read through the Bible in a year. With the reading plan you will also receive a Bible and prayer journal you can use in your daily quiet time.
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