Our teacher and founder of A Journey of Faith Discipleship Ministry brings to his sessions a compassionate heart for others and a wealth of practical experience and formal training. After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Pastoral Ministries in 1994, Larry continued with graduate level studies, eventually earning his Doctorate in Theology (Th.D.) in 2001 from Covington Theological Seminary. Later in 2016, he earned a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Eastern Mennonite Seminary and completed Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE).
This educational journey has given Larry the opportunity to study theology deeply across the theological continuum and glean from professors, practitioners, and scholars with different lenses of biblical understanding. He has also practiced in three different denominations as a pastor since 1992, all the while pursuing a careful and systematic study of the scriptures in the preparation of thousands of sermons and lessons. These experiences have sharpened Larry’s self-awareness of his critical biases, leading him to pursue a pure understanding of the teachings of scripture and how these truths apply to the lives of his students.
Larry is still pursuing these things, but he offers in A Journey of Faith the things he feels he has learned from the Bible that he has come to believe are the “take-a-ways” of what he has gleaned already through his many years of deep study and formal training. Realizing that many people are never given an opportunity to attend seminary and pursue a formal education of the Bible, Larry has distilled the vast training he has received into ten important and practical subjects that he feels are foundational to truly developing a closer relationship with God through Jesus Christ. In A Journey of Faith, Larry offers to you some of the most important things that you need to know about God and the Bible, leading you on a discovery of answers to many questions about life and the Bible; and he does it in an easy-to-follow, understandable format.
Larry also offers Life-Coaching from a spiritual and pastoral perspective. He is willing to consult on an individual basis and share with you his biblical wisdom about your life and its difficult challenges.