hold an MA in History from West Virginia University and am completing a PhD at the University of Oklahoma Department of History.
I teach History (US and Christianity) at Mid-America Christian University and U.S. History for Cameron University.
I am also an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America and am the co-pastor/co-planter of City Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City. I pastor people, lead small groups, plan and lead worship, teach and preach. I also preach for churches throughout Oklahoma and Texas.
I lead the Capitol Forum, which meets weekly at the Oklahoma State Capitol.
My research interests and expertise are: Fundamentalism in the US, Fundamentalism/Evangelicalism and the Civil Rights Movement, Cold War Culture, the New Deal, Christianity in America, New Divinity Abolitionism, and the Christian Right.
I presented “Carl McIntire: Fundamentalism and the Civil Rights Movement, 1960-1964″ at the University of Southern Mississippi’s “A Centennial Celebration of the Civil Rights Movement” in October 2010.
I am currently preparing a talk tentatively entitled “Race in the South: A Theological, Historical, and Ecclesiological Account” for the Bradley/Rhodes Conversation at the historic Mt. Helm Baptist Church in Jackson, Mississippi. This will take place February 22-23, 2013.