Lynette was born in Farmington, MO. We met at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO. Our first official date was in February 1999 when I asked her to be my date at a Valentine’s Banquet at First Baptist Marshfield, MO in February 1999. Two weeks later we were engaged and in October we were married all within eight months. Our journey has led us to live in some of the most exciting places: Lake of the Ozarks, New Orleans, Florida, the St. Louis area and now Farmington, MO. Lynette has inspired and encouraged me for many reasons. First of all, my bride is a wonderful Christian woman. She is an awesome mother to our three children, has led Women’s Ministries at several of our previous churches, and most importantly takes care of me. LOL. Seriously, she has been a constant source of encouragement and my ministry assistant. I am truly grateful for all that she does for the Lord and for her family.
Lynette has been encouraged and inspired by many women in the ministry. Some of those women include Beth Moore, Debby Berry, Teresa Brady, Nancy Sperrazza, Donna Peavey & Linda Mason. All of these women, through their teaching, friendship or mentor-ship have helped to shape and mold Lynette into the woman she is today. But most importantly, Lynette’s mother, Arlene Jackson has been the biggest source of encouragement and first hand knowledge of how to be a minister’s wife. Arlene has participated and supported her husband, Lynette’s father in ministry for over 40 years. Our most recent move to Farmington, MO, was in response to her mom’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease. This has been a very emotional and trying time for Lynette and our family as we are now able to help provide care and also help her father deal with all of the medical decisions and issues.
I would like to personally extend a huge thank you to all of the women who have helped shape and mentor my wife into the godly woman she is today. I am eternally grateful. Lynette is the culprit for all of our addiction to Starbucks!