A Summer of Weddings

I’m officiating at least three weddings this summer and maybe four. It’s exciting to play a small part in such an important time of commitment. I think weddings should be happy and joyful, and I usually do my part by messing something up during the service. During Boni & Travis’s wedding, I think I asked Boni to take Travis as her “lawfully wedded wife” Quite a few people started laughing and I got this strange look from Travis, but it was definitely a joyful moment.

Jenni and have now been married almost thirteen years and I still remember our wedding day clearly. I remember the music and our pastor and the family and most of all my bride. It’s those kinds of memories that I enjoy helping create. I’m starting to plan messages for the weddings and it’s a little intimidating. I want each service to be special, and there are so many little things to think about. It’s exciting to think of the new families that are being formed. And since most of these weddings are for former youth group members, it makes me realize how old I’m getting. Weddings are exciting, scary, happy, and emotional, and that’s just for the preacher! So keep me in your prayers as I try to figure out how to be a wedding preacher.


I am a former design engineer who now pastors Cornerstone Community Church in Galax, Virginia. I'm passionate about following Jesus and I love technology. I've been married to Jennifer for 28 years, and we have three adult children.

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