Larry was raised in central Oklahoma where at the age of 20, he met and two years later married Linda, the young lady who has now been his wife of 42 years and counting. After they both became believers in the Lord Jesus, Larry and Linda were married in 1977. In 1979, Larry began his theological/ministerial studies at Clear Creek Baptist Bible College, in Pineville, KY. After graduating in 1983 with his BTh, he pastored Baptist Churches in both Kentucky and Oklahoma.
While in Oklahoma, he served as an associate pastor in a Messianic fellowship from 1985 to 1988. In 1990, he began post-gradute study at Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY. While attending Southern, he also earned a degree in paralegal studies from Sullivan College. In 1994, he continued his post-graduate studies at the University of Biblical Studies and Seminary, in Bethany, OK, where he also taught undergraduate classes.
My greatest hope and desire is that believers will truly abide in the Word. We have become a people who no longer truly knows the Scriptures, but have become greatly influenced by the teachings of men. We know teachings but not the Word. This is why many languish in the ditches of men's doctrines. This must change.
Read the Word for yourself. Challenge every thought and premise, holding it up to the Light of God's Word. Hold to that which is good, reject the rest. I believe that tradition and popular teachings must be challenged. Each one must be held up to the light of Scripture. If it agrees with the Written Word of God, then allow it to stand, but if not, it must be tossed aside, and Truth put back in its rightful place, regardless of cost. Value Truth above all. It alone can withstand the fires of testing and judgement.