Hermiston Assembly of God pastor

When and why did you move to Hermiston?

Sheri and I moved to Hermiston over 23 years ago in December of 1995 at the end of our term as missionaries in the Philippines, establishing and launching a Bible College. We moved here feeling deeply impressed to volunteer and serve the local pastor which happened to be of the Hermiston Assembly. Three years later we became the lead pastors. This past January makes 20 years as the lead pastors for us (1999-2019).

What is your favorite place to eat in Hermiston?

Lawan’s Thai Garden

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Reading. If I have additional spare time I like camping, fishing, drawing, hiking scenic trails and picture taking.

What surprises you about Hermiston?

Its tremendous growth and progress in the last several years.

What was the last book you read?

“I am Your Sign” by Sean Smith

What website or app do you use most other than Facebook?


If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

Wow! Good Question! So many places…but I would like to tour parts of Southeast Asia for starters. (Give me a food tour any day anywhere; I love trying new foods).

What is the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you?

I can’t think of one at the moment…sorry.

What is one of your goals for the next 12 months?

Speak fluent Spanish

What is your proudest accomplishment?

Seeing my four children (two boys and two girls) grow up healthy, happy and hopeful. My family has expanded with two beautiful daughters-in-law who love their husbands. Now I’m looking for two loving sons-in-law.

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