I didn’t purchase my ordination off the internet. No shortcuts. I did it the old-fashioned way: I earned it! I graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with my master’s degree and was officially ordained by the large nondenominational Christian church where I was an intern in Texas. I was a church planter; I started churches from the ground-up for 15 years before I took a break in 2005. My three children, now grown, were tired of uprooting their social networks every couple of years as we moved around like a military family. At the time, I remembered how much I enjoyed conducting weddings and I never did as many as I would have liked with the demands of a congregation. So, I put the word out, and in a very short time, I became a highly recommended and much-sought-after wedding officiant. This decade-plus of being at the helm at 70 to 100 weddings per year has been the most fun and rewarding time of my life, which is really saying something!
My wife and I have been married for nearly 30 years. I’m a native Californian who grew up in Long Beach. No, I don’t surf anything other than the internet. People say that I’m very laid back, easygoing, easy-to-know, and funny. My undergrad degree in Communications from California State University, Fullerton led me into being a managing editor at a publishing company, and my ability to write well has helped me tremendously in the development of wedding ceremonies and communicating your love story in a poignant way. I have a deep voice and a commanding presence, but people quickly get the sense that I’m relatable and not stuffy, which serves me well in performing weddings. I care about the couples I serve, and I’m passionate about making their wedding day special and significant.
Most of all, I look forward to getting to know you and how I can serve you best. Please accept my best wishes to you for your wedding and marriage, whether you book me or not!
The Wedding Rev