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Q&A with Popeye:
If you weren’t in ministry, what would you be doing? Why?
If I weren’t in ministry I would probably be a sports instructor for kids, and a referee. I would also be doing a lot of odd jobs too. I Iove working with kids and I love sports and I would feel claustrophobic in a cubicle lol.
What’s on your plate for dinner?
That is a good question! Well for the last two nights my wife and I have both had two BLT sandwiches. Our dinners range from my wife’s delicious home cooking to just snacking around!
Talk about how your childhood has affected your life today.
My parents during my childhood definitely influenced me in a huge way. They set a great example for me and blessed me with so many great opportunities. Also, during my childhood I was super active. I raced BMX, played basketball, football and had fun doing as many dangerous things as I could. I still love to do all that and I always will!
When did you make Jesus your Lord and Savior?
Jesus adopted me into His marvelous family when I was 18 years old. When I was on a mission trip to Jamaica He invaded my life and broke me over my sinfulness. After seeking counsel when I got back I opened the door for Christ to come in. My life has been completely different ever since.
Other than Jesus, who has been an influential person(s) in your life?
I have had the blessing of sitting under Pastor Doug Mulkey at Mt. Zion Baptist church basically my whole life and I attribute much of who I am today to his steadfast, unashamed preaching. His son is one of my best friends so I have gotten to know pastor Doug very well and I could not imagine having a more bible saturated, loving pastor. His teaching steers me toward godliness and renews in me a passion for Christ.
What Bible verse best describes you?
John 15:5 “Whoever abides in Me and I in him, bears much fruit for apart from Me you can do nothing.” I realize that without God I am absolutely incapable of doing any good whatsoever which drives me to abidance in Him.
What’s your favorite movie? Why?
Tough question. I would have to say Rocky 1,2,3 & 4 (All 4 are equally my favorite) or Avatar.
Other than Jesus, who would you most like to have lunch with?
The apostle Paul
What’s your secret ambition?
To devote my life to snow skiing!
What favorite books are on your shelf?
I am currently reading Hudson Taylor Spiritual Secrets but I haven’t found anything as satisfying as the Word of God so it would be on the shelf as well!