A native of New England, Skip grew up between homes in Essex, CT and Cuttyhunk Island, MA. During high school, Skip studied at a vocational technical school to become an electrician. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the US Navy to serve as a Sonar Technician on board a nuclear submarine. While in the Navy, however, his whole life changed. He became a Christian.
After serving six years in the Navy, Skip was honorably discharged and began attending Baptist University of America with a degree emphasis in Missions. Two years later the school closed and Skip enrolled at Bob Jones University. He completed a B.A. in Bible with a minor in Pulpit Speech and later earned a Master of Ministry degree. During his college years, he had opportunities to speak and work with missions, including serving as a foreign mission team leader. He was ordained by Morningside Baptist Church of Greenville, SC and in 1993 he became pastor of Finger Lakes Baptist Church in Geneva, NY. During his tenure as pastor he was called upon to speak at pastors’ conferences, mission conferences, retreats and other events.
Burdened that many Christians do not see the importance of the authority of scripture, and seeing firsthand how critical the understanding of the relevance of the Genesis/Creation message can change a person’s life, the Lord led Skip to work full time in Creation Evangelism.
Skip’s love for teaching the creation message, especially in helping local churches, led him to Creation Ministries International. As a speaker with CMI–US, Skip continues to minister to Christians, providing the understanding needed to strengthen their faith and equipping them with a stronger biblical worldview. His powerful messages have excited audiences all across the country.
POPULAR TALK TITLES
- Core Presentation (relevance of Genesis):
- Creation/Evolution: A Changing of the Tide
- The Importance of Genesis
- The Genesis Connection
- Creation Evangelism:
- Creation and Evangelism
- Creation- A Key to Effective Evangelism
- One Blood (biblical answer to racism):
- We’re All One Blood
- Racism and the Bible
- Connecting the DNA
- Biblical Answers to Common Questions:
- Acts and Facts
- Geology- The Rocks Cry Out!
- Fossils and the Flood
- Dinosaurs (great for youth):
- Whatever happened to the Dinosuars?
- Dinosaurs- No Mystery at All!
- Days of Creation
- Six Literal Days
- Understanding the Days