Praise the Lord for His mighty blessings! My life features Mississippi family roots, which now extend across the nation. I have had the opportunity to dedicate thirty-one years of private sector practice as an Investment Advisor for elite Wall Street securities firms – managing hundreds of millions of dollars of client funds.
Additionally, I have studied, debated, and authored legislation on many of the great financial issues of the day involving the CME Church. I served as Secretary of the Standing Committee on Finance at the 1994 and 1998 General Conferences. My graduate degree is a Master of Business Administration in Finance & Managerial Economics from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. My prior tenure as General Secretary, for some twelve years, was marked by trust, integrity, and innovation. Those attributes remain as watchwords for my candidacy for General Secretary of Finance (CFO) of the CME Church. I pledge to find new, positive, and profoundly impactful financial solutions that benefit the general, regional, and local church. I have had previous experience – raising more than $100,000 for the W.L. Graham Scholarship Fund for Males, pioneering meeting consolidation at the national church level, saving the general church more than $700,000 in audiovisual costs over the years, and assisting our current CFO in creating investment opportunities for the general church. My wife, Wanda, and I have been married nearly thirty-years. We have two children and one granddaughter. At my local church I am the Recording Stewart and I am proud to lead the 2014 General Conference Lay delegation for my region.