Both my wife, Peggy, and I were saved out of a Roman Catholic background in a Chicago suburb in 1972. We were married in 1974 and have three children and 14 grandchildren. Presently all of our children and their spouses are serving the Lord in full-time ministry. With the joy of salvation still fresh in our hearts, the Lord impressed on us a desire to make our lives count for Him. We couldn’t have foreseen that our spiritual adventure serving the Lord would be like the expression, “Join the navy and see the world.” We first moved to Pensacola, Florida to attend Bible school, which opened the door to serve as an assistant pastor in Red Lion, Pennsylvania for nearly 20 years, whereupon God called us to the mission field of Poland for another 20 years. After leaving the field in 2018 we relocated to Nampa and are now pleased to call TVBC our home church.