Ernie (D.Min., Westminster Theological Seminary) serves First Baptist Church as Pastor of Counseling and Discipleship.
He has been in ministry for 41 years as a pastor in Virginia and as a professor at The Master’s University (Santa Clarita, CA) where he continues to serve as the chair of the online biblical counseling program. He is a fellow with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors and a certified conciliator with The Institute for Christian Conciliation.
Ernie is passionate about people and serving them for the glory of God and the relevance of the Bible for the many counseling issues humans face. He loves mentoring and discipleship and finds great joy in watching people grow in relationship with the Lord and each other.
In his spare time, Ernie enjoys studying The American Civil War, gardening, and hunting.
Ernie and his wife, Rose, are blessed with six children: three boys and three girls. They have 11 grandchildren and can testify to the truth of 3 John 4: “I have no greater joy than this, to hear that my children are walking in truth.”
Ernie and Rose love the people of First Baptist Church and the blessing of the fellow staff members.