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I was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania and live in Wonder Lake, Illinois.

I am married. I have three children and eight grandkids, all living in Pennsylvania.

I graduated college from United Wesleyan College, now merged with Indiana Wesleyan University, with a BS in Pastoral Ministries and Christian Education and a Master's of Divinity from Wesley Biblical Seminary.

Things I Do


Chaplain, Illinois National Guard

Put on the whole armor of God in the Illinois National Guard . When asked who should they send. I rose my hand and said, "Here I am , send me"!


Member: The Francis Asbury Society

The Francis Asbury Society is a network of believers whose lives have been changed by this message, and who are called to carry the message to the world.


Member: Wesleyan Theological Society

The Wesleyan Theological Society seeks to encourage the exchange of ideas among Wesleyan-Holiness theologians; •acts as a source of ideas and essays for Christian Holiness Partnership seminars and •stimulates scholarship among younger theologians, pastors, and inquiring laity.


Member: Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

The SUVCW cooperates in doing honor to all who have patriotically served our country in any war. The Order participates with other organizations in the proper observance of Memorial Day (May 30th), which was established by the GAR in 1868, seeks out and marks the graves of Civil War veterans; observes the care and upkeep of Civil War Memorials and brings any failure to do so to the attention of the proper authorities.


Member: Veterans of Foreign Wars

The VFW strives to do good things for deserving people; particularly veterans, their families, and their communities.


Member: American Legion

The American Legion is committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.


Member: AmVets

The AmVets enhances and safeguards the entitlements for all American Veterans who have served honorably and to improve the quality of life for them, their families, and the communities where they live through leadership, advocacy and services.


New York Yankees

From February 1996 - June 1997 I worked as a chaplain for the New York Yankees During that time, I recieved a 1996 World Series ring and plague as well as a 1997 American League championship plaque.



Interests

  • John Dillinger

    I'm an avid historian of John Dillinger and have one of the most extensive digital photo collections of him. I'm not into Dillinger trivia or hero worship though I know alot about him. I go to the John Dillinger gather in Chicago (July 22nd) every year. It's fun to go to.

  • Death Penalty Information Center

    I met Gary Gauger in August 2008 and spent two weeks with him during his lawsuit against McHenry County, Illinois. His case changed my view point on the death penalty. I'm still in favor of it but under very differant criteria. Read his story at the link posted and you will walk away with a new idea of what it means to be wrongfully prosecuted.

    Though I don't agree totally with the Death Penalty Information Center it is worth a well read review and let you make up your own mind Death Penalty Information Center. 135 people have been wrongfully convicted and placed on death row but then after removed. I admit some had techicalities that I don't think meet the criteria of "wrongfully convicted" but yes many of the 135 simply were / are the wrong people with confessions from the actual killers.

  • Bucking Bull Name Generator

    The Toughest Sport on Dirt ... With all the Bucking Bull’s names sounding so much alike, I thought I’d build a generator to randomly pick their names. Bucking Bull Name Generator

  • The Orginal Tea Party Movement

    The orginal Tea Party movement was started, December 8th, 2008, as a Libertarian Party of Illinois event before being co-opted / stolen by the Republican Party and their multi-million dollar budget and media outlets. Notice the name of the creator.

    April 14th, 2009

    November 11, 2009

    December 11, 2009

    April 15, 2010