I was once described as an amalgamation. I was raised all over America, from the North East, to the deep South, to the Pacific Northwest, to the Midwest, and among many different denominations, from Methodist to Baptist to Covenant to non-denominational. I have been a soul-winner for 20 years now and a student and teacher of the Bible for just as long. I hold a degree in one of the major sciences and worked as a scientist for engineering firms for many years before settling down to pastor full time. I have a tremendous heart for world missions, and have, to date, had the privilege of traveling to several nations on mission trips. Mark T. Barclay interests me, so I follow him.