OUR pastor

I have been preaching the Gospel of Christ since I was fourteen years of age. I grew up in a Christian home and made my commitment to Christ at the tender age of six. Probably the worst thing God has had to forgive me of was shooting my mother with a BB gun (joking, joking!).

I grew up in the Southern Baptist church, but at the age of 17, I received the Holy Spirit baptism and joined the Assemblies of God. I married my beautiful wife, Phyllis, in 1975. She is the greatest gift in my life outside of Jesus Christ. We have two wonderful children, married to wonderful Christian spouses, who have blessed us with four beautiful grandchildren. I have been blessed with the opportunity to earn a B.A. in pastoral ministry and two masters degrees in Bible and psychological counseling.  My education along with the help us the Holy Spirit has enabled me to pastor in Arkansas and Texas for almost 40 years. My wife and I came to McAllen, Texas in April of 2007 with a vision to build a powerful New Testament church here in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley. I believe that a New Testament church must be aggressive in soul winning, therefore every ministry of the church must have as its ultimate result the salvation of the lost. If I could describe my preaching style, it would be thoroughly Pentecostal and Bible based. I enjoy using humor and personal life experiences to illustrate the messages I share. My desire is that the believer would be empowered to take biblical principles and apply them in everyday life.

When not busy with pastoral responsibilities, I enjoy golfing, fishing, and spending time with my family, and I'm always up for a nice, long Lord of the Rings movie marathon!

  My wife and I personally invite you to come experience the presence of God with us here at McAllen First Assembly. We would love to have you join our family!