I was born and grew up in South Charleston, West Virginia and was baptized into Christ in 1966. I attended West Virginia University and met Donna during my junior year. We were married the last day of finals May 12, 1973 at the Morgantown church of Christ. My first job as an electrical was with Westinghouse Bettis Atomic Laboratory in Pittsburgh, PA. A year later I began work with the U.S. Bureau of Mines in Pittsburgh. I spent 15 years there conducting mining research, accumulating more degrees (MSEE, University of Pittsburgh, 1977 and Ph.D., Cardiff University, Wales, UK, 1988). We attended the Whitehall church of Christ, a small but active body of Christians, serving the Lord. In 1978 we were blessed with the birth of our son Jason. Upon receiving my doctorate in 1988, we moved from Pittsburgh to Starkville to begin a new career of teaching in the Electrical Engineering department at MSU. A huge priority in our job search was an active, vibrant body of Christ. We found that in Starkville. I became an elder in 2007 and we have loved working and serving in Starkville and plan to remain here after retirement.
Philippians 4:8 "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things."
Philippians 4:10-13 "I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have received your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me."