I am, in police language a WMA
(White Male American), sixty years of age, most people
take me for forty-eight (better that than eighty-two). I am divorced
and the father of four grown children, three grand children and
a great-grand child.
My first career, spanning sixteen years, was in
Law Enforcement, ending as a Security Agency Operator (GASA - NJ
State Police number 1279). During that period I served as an advisor
for President Carter on the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration,
as a Deputy U.S. Marshall and as an Agent for INTERPOL, the International
Throughout my younger years I was an avowed atheist.
Ignorant of the fact that people misuse religion, I blamed God for
the plight of African Americans. I was a freedom rider and civil
rights demonstrator. On March 11, 1975 I became a Christian. In
an effort to change the way the world works I began my trek to Ordained
Ministry, figuring If the church has the power to foul the
world it has the power to fix the world.
My first degree, an Associate of Divinity, came
from Southeastern Baptist Seminary. A Bachelor of Arts followed
from the University of North Florida, a Masters in Counseling
Psychology from Emory University and my Doctorate in Socio-Psychology
(Group Dynamics and Inter-Personal Relations) was earned in 1992
from Boston University. Talk about blessed, when I got out
of H.S. (1962) I couldnt even read.
The research for my doctoral dissertation became
the foundation for my first book Renaissance or Ruin, The Final
Saga of a Once Great Church, 1994, Renaissance Institute Press,
ISBN 0-9642773-0-1, © LOC 94-68169. Today it is considered
the premier work on power in the church and a reference in the study
of congregational dynamics. Clergy have purchased most of the 6,000
I have been a speaker at many National Church events
including the 2002 Congress of Urban Churches in Chicago. Guest
appearances on television, usually as consultant on how religious
communities operate but occasionally on political matters involving
the church are a regular part of my life.
As a Pastor, I have lead churches from
all white congregations of 60 or so, all in their mid-eightys,
to over 200 people, at least half African American and a healthy
mix of the rest. I am a social justice Pastor with an active ministry
of formerly addicted men and an on going ministry to prostituted
women along the Harford Road BelAir Road corridor. I have
an active presence with orphanages and schools in Haiti, where
I travel at least three times per year. I take groups of people
with me from all over the country.
I am currently the Dean of the Renaissance
Institute, and Presenter of the Renaissance Project: How the World
Really Works, The gods We Make, The People We Kill..
Ring of Angels is written to expose the pernicious
effects of American foreign policy on the people I live and work
with in country. I expose the propaganda slogan in the interest
of the American people for what it really is: a deadly lie
that destroys lives all over the earth and degrades the greatest
nation on earth to the level of a flesh peddler.