Hello Church family, My wife, Joni, and I started attending FCC Effingham in September of 2021. We chose FCC because of the way we were greeted on our first visit here. We were met with a lot of love, and we felt the Spirit of God was active in the people.
Joni and I have been married sense November 6, 1981. We have four children, 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. We raised our kids in West Salem, IL and as empty nesters have lived in Fayetteville, Georgia and now in Effingham, IL.
I was born in Riverside California and raised in Olney, Illinois with one brother and one sister. I graduated from East Richland High School in 1973 and immediately went to work in the manufacturing sector. I started college when working at Champion Laboratories and received my Bachelor’s in Industrial Technology from SIU and later received my Master’s in Business Administration from Regis University.
Joni and I currently have a worship ministry with our granddaughters and one of our daughters where we lead worship as God calls us. We are both also in teaching ministries Joni for youth and I for adults. We are open to God’s calling where he leads us and are standing on God’s faithfulness. We are excited to see how FCC is going to be used for God’s Kingdom and what we can do as part of FCC.