Though born in Anchorage Alaska, I have lived in Montana since I was a child. My early years were spent in Great Falls and I ultimately graduated from Turner, Montana. My wife Nyla, of 45 years, and I have 5 grown children and 21 grandchildren. Before attending Central Baptist Church in Lewistown, I was involved in Christian ministry including being a charter member of Faith Baptist Church in Malta, MT with visitation, youth, and a vehicle maintenance ministry for singles and widows. In addition to my duties as a deacon, I work as a mechanic, a lifelong vocation.