"I have lived in Campbell County my whole life. I grew up going to church at LaFollette First Baptist, where I was saved and baptized as a young boy. I graduated from Campbell Co. High School in 1993 and went on to Roane State Community College before transferring to Tennessee Tech University as an education major. I later changed direction and received an Associate’s degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from the Tennessee Institute of Electronics, followed by a Bachelors of Applied Science in Network Security and Forensics from Fountainhead College. I am currently finishing up my Masters in Theology. I continued to attend First Baptist until I married my wonderful wife, which I have been married to for 20 years, and moved to West Lafollette Baptist church where I became a deacon and served for many years. My wife and I have two children, Cassie and Dalton. Cassie will be a junior at Tennessee Tech University in the fall, and Dalton will be Sophomore at Campbell Co High School. While attending West Lafollette the Lord called me to preach, and my family and I stepped out in faith. I left my career of teaching at the college level behind and followed the Lord into the ministry. I am currently the Pastor of Coolidge First Baptist Church and the Moderator for the Campbell Co. Baptist Association, as well as a part of the Association Leadership Team. When not preaching, out visiting, or spending time with family, I enjoy restoring old cars and motorcycles as a hobby."