I am a native of Rhode Island. Before retiring I served for thirty years as pastor of my home church, Perryville Bible Church in Wakefield, RI. My family currently resides in Delaware.
I received my B.A. in Bible from Columbia International University, SC, (1984); an Evangelical Teaching Training Association teaching diploma, 1984; M.A. in Old Testament Studies, Columbia International University, (1994); and my Ph.D. from Salve Regina University (2013). My dissertation was titled “Belief in an Age of Technology: C. S. Lewis and Joseph Campbell on Myth and its Application to the Christian Faith in a Technological Society.”
I have served 1989-Dec. 2019 (retired): Pastor, Perryville Bible Church, Wakefield, RI (1989-2019); Interim Pastor, Pawcatuck Seventh Day Baptist Church, Westerly, RI (2001-2012); Pastor, Maple Avenue Baptist Church, Newport, RI (1987-1989) and Associate Pastor, Perryville Baptist Church, Wakefield, RI (1986-1987).
True Myth: C. S. Lewis and Joseph Campbell on the Veracity of Christianity, Pickwick Publications, an Imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers (September 30, 2014). https://tinyurl.com/4dywbsm5
A Church in the Place. A History of Perryville Church from 1843 to 2000.
Self-published (January 1, 2001). https://tinyurl.com/3d4mk9dd
Presentations and Lectures include:
“Belief and Bytes: Faith in an Age of Technology.” OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute), University of Rhode Island. March, April, and January 2014; & February 2015.
True Myth: C. S. Lewis and Joseph Campbell on the Veracity of Christianity. OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute), University of Rhode Island. July & August 2015.
“C.S.L. meets P.E.T.A.: Reflections on Animal Rights in the Writings of C. S. Lewis,” Transdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, May 2010.
“Myth Became Fact. Or Did It? An Exploration of Myth, History and Discernment in the Bible and the Writings of Joseph Campbell and C. S. Lewis,” Transdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, May 2009