A native of Frostproof, Florida, I grew up on a citrus and cattle farm in the rural community of Bereah. Emilee is my wife of more than twenty-five years and we are blessed with three children. I prefer to be called Seth, Pastor Seth, or Dad, depending on who is calling me! I enjoys sports as well as most things related to the outdoors, and the quieter and more remote it is the better.

I came to know Jesus at the age of seven and later answered the call of ministry at First Baptist Church of Frostproof, Florida. I believe strongly in the shepherding model of pastoral ministry (1 Peter 5:1-6). I am a pastor with the heart of a missionary who is passionate about proclaiming the glory of God and sharing the good news about Jesus to the ends of the earth. My beliefs are consistent with the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message.

Ministry

Lead Pastor, Cross Lanes Baptist Church, WV 2003-Present

Pastor, Red Mountain Baptist Church, NC 1998-2003

Associate Pastor of FBC of Frostproof, FL 1997-1998

Education

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Theology- Church Vitalization w/ a minor in Evangelism (Research Seminar Stage)

Liberty University, Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Ministry- Dissertation: The Twenty-First Century Pastor: His Calling, Character, and Competencies 

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity, Pastoral Ministry with Biblical Languages

Florida Southern College, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration