I was born in Fresno and had two faithful Christian parents. However, even as a child, I was sinful and I knew it. God used my mother to teach me that although she might not always know what I had done, but God always knew, and that my sin was ultimately against Him.
It wasn’t until I was 10 years old, listening to a Sunday-night sermon, by the gracious, regenerating work of the Holy Spirit, that I asked God to please forgive me. By faith I believed that Jesus was who He said He was, and that only His payment for my sins was sufficient to reconcile me to God. After more than 50 years as a believer, I can confidently say that, although I have not always been faithful to God, He has always been faithful to me.
I have been happily and thankfully married to my wife, Susan, for over 30 years, and we have four adult children: Felena, Peter, Matthew, and John. I have owned Hanson’s Flooring in Arroyo Grande for over 40 years, and I’ve served as an elder at Berean for over 20 years. I am so thankful to my Savior for the years He has given me here.