A native of Frostproof, Florida, I grew up on a citrus and cattle farm in the rural community of Bereah. Emilee is my wife, 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 as a child, 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 down the street and around the world. I believe the Bible is the Word of God, and is sufficient for everything pertaining to life and godliness.

Lead Pastor, Cross Lanes Baptist Church, West Virginia; 2003-Present

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas; Doctor of Philosophy in Church Vitalization and Evangelism (Currently pursuing via Flex Access, Research Seminar Stage); Roy Fish School of Evangelism and Missions

Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia; Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Ministry: Dissertation-The 21st Century Pastor: His Calling, Character, and Competencies

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina; Master of Divinity Pastoral Track with Biblical Languages

Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida; Bachelor of Science in Business Administration