The Baptist Student Union at Southern Miss is under the guidance of two full-time campus ministers that are provided by the Cooperative Program of Mississippi Baptist Churches. When your church gives to the Cooperative Program, one of the benefits is having two full time staff on the Southern Miss campus.
I came to be Director of the BSU at Southern Miss in July, 1991. My heart is to mobilize university students to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the nations. God has richly blessed me with a ministry that allows me to share the message of salvation and the challenge of the Great Commission to the greatest resource on earth—The University of Southern Miss. He used BSU to define my call to ministry 40 years ago and has provided a place of service to students for the past 38 years. I served in East Asia from 1988-1991 where I learned Mandarin Chinese. This has opened many doors of ministry and given me great opportunities to share with international students and challenge students to step out of the comfort of Mississippi and let God use them across His world.
I’m the Associate Director of the Southern Miss BSU. I’ve been working at the USM BSU for 19 years. I enjoy walking alongside students during their college years. I also enjoy helping them get out of Mississippi by taking them or sending them on missions experiences. My wife (Presley) and I have been married for 16 years and have three kids. I am an avid Southern Miss football, baseball and basketball fan. John 1:12 is a verse that stays close to my heart as God leads me in college ministry: “Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name He gave the right to become children of God.”