Welcome to my space on the Salem webpage! I’m glad you’ve stopped by!
At the heart of my ministry at Salem is a desire to hear God’s Word in its purity, trusting that as we do we will be changed because of it. What excites me about Salem is the desire of the members to hear the Word of God and the encouragement they give me to preach it with integrity.
Prior to my coming to Salem I was a chaplain resident at Deaconess Hospital in downtown Evansville. I received my Master of Divinity degree with honors from the Graduate School of Theology and Missions at Oral Roberts University and a Bachelor of Theology degree from the International Bible College in San Antonio, Texas. The focus of my studies has been on the Bible and Reformation theology.
I’m the husband to Sue Peterson and the father of three terrific children. I was raised in Minnesota and Wisconsin and remain a committed fan of the Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Twins (my childhood favorites). Our family enjoys the outdoors, and whenever I can I enjoy hiking, biking, skiing, whitewater rafting, and traveling. Other hobbies include learning about history, enjoying good art and music, and going to the movies. I especially love old movies and television shows.
I pray that as you explore this website you’ll be encouraged in your walk with God and may come to know him better. Blessings to you!
Below is a playlist of Youtube videos I’ve been doing on the basics of Christian belief (click on top left hand corner of the video to see the list), using the Evangelical Catechism as my outline. However, as I note in the videos, the Bible is the source and authority for the beliefs presented.