I was born and raised in a christian home in the upstate of South Carolina on a small farm, 320 acres.
I attended college at Greenville Technical College and Clemson University.
I spent much of my thirty five year professional career working in State governments(AK,SC) and the corporate offices for Fluor Corp, METLIFE,AMECO,BI-LO,AHOLDUSA.
When I was a young man a group of agents from the Secret Service, FBI and another agency approached me and asked me to volunteer to protect their agents and their families from organized crime groups and foreign counter intelligence agents. I accepted the request and volunteered.
My home church was Griffin Baptist church in Pickens County,SC. I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior on May 15th,1976.
I volunteered in the church as an Usher, Sunday School Director and assisted with the audio ministry by recording surman's and other events in the church which were made available on tape to members of the community.. I also volunteered to assist with the community ministry of deliverying food and clothing to those in need in the community. We would also assist with home repairs for those in the community struggling with health issues and economic hardships.
I was diagnosed with GBM Brain Cancer in July,2017. I faced a recurrence in November of 2018.
I have been invited to speak at the End Brain Cancer Initiative on March 15,2019
I was awarded the institutes first empowerment award.
My past speaking engagements include:
Many corporate business meetings at AMECO,FLUOR,METLIFE
Filling in for the pastor for Worship Services with an congregation attendence of 200.
Greenville High School, Career Day attendence about 500,students.parents and teachers.
- The EndBrainCancer Initiative Empowerment award for 2019. I am the first person to ever receive this award. https://endbraincancer.org/