I was born in Ohio, but at the age of three, my parents moved to Middle Tennessee and I grew up on a dairy farm. My parents were members of a small rural church known as the Chestnut Ridge church of Christ. My grandfather was an elder. Some of the earliest sweet memories I have is attending worship with my Dad, my mother and the rest of the family. I was added to God’s family at this church. After I graduated from college, I did a tour of duty in Viet Nam and upon return I found myself at Fort Dix, NJ. After separation from the service, I became a police officer In Hillside, NJ. I met my beautiful and supportive wife there and she became a Christian. We have two children. One resides in California and the other in Colorado and we have two very active grandsons. We attended the Westfield, NJ church of Christ and the Washington, NJ church of Christ. I pray for guidance to carry out my duties to the best of my ability.