• Ph.D., Youth Education/Adolescent Psychology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1994 (conversion of Ed.D., 1979)
  • M.A., Religious Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1983 (conversion of M.R.E., 1973)
  • B.M.ed., University of Texas, Austin, 1970

Academic Experience

  • Associate Professor of Worship Leadership and Christian Education, and Director of Chapel, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, J. Dalton Havard School for Theological Studies, Houston, Texas, 2005-present
  • Professor of Worship Leadership and Christian Education, The Criswell College, 1999-2005
  • Senior Faculty of Business, LeTourneau University, Dallas, Texas, 1995-2005
  • Adjunct Professor, The Criswell College, 1998-99
  • Adjunct Professor, Amberton University, Garland, Texas, 1998-2000
  • Adjunct Professor, Dallas Theological Seminary, Summer 2000
  • Adjunct Professor, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Spring 2000, Fall 1995, Spring 1996, Fall 1990, Spring 1991
  • Adjunct Professor, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary extension, Houston, Texas, 1983
  • Lecturer, Distinguished Lecture Series, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1983
  • Interim Choral Director, South Garland High School, Garland, Texas, 1994-95

Ministry Experience

  • Minister of Administration and Education, Richardson Heights Baptist Church, Richardson, Texas, 1989-91
  • Director of Youth Ministries, First Baptist Church Dallas, 1985-89
  • Minister of Youth/Youth Music, Champion Forest Baptist Church, Houston, Texas, 1980-85
  • Minister of Youth/Youth Music, First Baptist Church Oklahoma City, 1977-80
  • Minister of Music & Youth, Park Forest Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas, 1975-77
  • Minister of Music & Youth, Oakview Baptist Church, Irving, Texas, 1973-85
  • Interim and Part-time Positions:
    • Interim Worship Minister, North Woods Baptist Church, Houston, Texas, 2008
    • Interim Worship Minister, First Baptist Church, Pearland, Texas, 2007
    • Interim Worship Minister, First Baptist Church, Katy, Texas, 2006-2007
    • Part-time Worship Minster, Ridgecrest Baptist Church, Greenville, Texas, 2001-present
    • Interim Music Minister, South Garland Baptist Church, Garland, Texas, 1993-2000
    • Interim Music Minister, Arapaho Road Baptist Church, 1992
    • Interim Music Minister, First Baptist Church, Colleyville, Texas, 1991-92
    • Minister of Evangelistic Music, Matthews Memorial Methodist Church, Fort Worth, Texas, 1971-73
    • Minister of Music & Youth, Ridgetop Baptist Church, Austin, Texas, 1970-71
    • Minister of Music, Calvary Baptist Church, Abilene, Texas, 1969
    • Minister of Music & Youth, College Hills Baptist Church, San Angelo, Texas, 1967-68

Other Experience

  • Motivational Speaker and Christian Entertainer, 1991-present
    • Appearances for Christian organizations, corporations, on national TV programs and commercials, and in major motion pictures
  • Director of Development, American Red Cross of North Texas, McKinney, Texas, 1997-98
  • Area Director of Development, Baylor University, 1996-98
  • President, Champion Agency, 1982-2000
  • President, Champion Tours, 1981-98


  • Author in books such as:
    • The Work of the Minister of Youth (Broadman Press).
    • Teenagers Themselves (Adama Books).
    • Voices of Hope (Adama Books).
    • Voices of Conflict (Adama Books).
  • Articles in periodicals such as:
    • Group Magazine
    • Youth Leadership Magazine
    • Recreation Leadership Magazine
    • Educational Leadership
  • Arranger and Scripts Writer for musicals:
    • The Race is On
    • Army of the Lord
    • Rocky Mountain Christmas
    • Champions! (premiered in 1988 in Glasgow, Scotland for Baptist Youth World Congress)
  • Producer and artist for album Comedy Concert Live!


  • Seminars presented:
    • Youth Ministry in Cultural Crisis
    • The Positive Power of Humor
    • Humor in the Hospital
    • Humor in the Marketplace
    • Humor in your Marriage
    • Humor in the Home
    • Developed a series for the National Safety Board “Teenage Drivers…Contract for a Future”
  • Teaching and Music Leader at:
    • Glorieta Conference Center
    • Ridgecrest Conference Center
  • Music and Conference Leader for numerous Youth Labs, Southwestern Seminary
  • President, Metropolitan Youth Minister’s Association, San Diego, Calif.


  • Outstanding Young Man in America, 1973

Church Membership

  • Champion Forest Baptist Church, Houston, Texas


  • Spouse: Donna Kay
  • Children: Sean, Ryan, Ashley, and Angela