Sonny is the product of the 70’s Jesus Revival It was an exciting time, a hotbed for the seeds of true religion, a testing ground for enduring faith, a refining furnace for believer’s mettle! The movement, so popular among young people, forged some of the greatest Christian minds and disciples of the century, and Sonny was right there as one of them! From your first meeting you know he’s “been with the Lord” and that he’s one of those “follow me as I follow Jesus” types that comes along only once in a great while!
You can tell from his convictions that his beliefs were formed in countless hours of refining study and debate.... Sonny has answers for life and is not stingy to share them! And he’s one of those precious guys who, if he doesn’t know the answer to something, will tell you so, and then leave determined to find it for you! He is a man on a mission for the Lord, intent on being pleasing to Him and being helpful to the people he is called to serve! Nowhere does the weight of his character show more than in his writings! He’s the author of End Times— Putting the Pieces in Place, and Mormonism: Does it Pass God’s Three Question Test for Truth? The first is a classic piece of End Times literature studied by many. And his argument against the cult activity of the Mormon Church has never been successfully refuted.
Sonny wears many hats here at the church; everything from pastor, teacher, and counselor to IT, maintenance man, and mechanic… he willingly embraces “whatever has to be done!” He is also the heart and backbone of our adult education department and primary force behind our presentation of the Truth Project. Sonny loves all types of music (that which is done well), photography (especially when he’s snapping the shutter in some exotic place), and graphic design (at which he really rocks)!
Completing Sonny’s successful life is that he’s married to a very wonderful lady, Judy, who also loves and serves the Lord. He also loves his kids and four grandkids (son's family: Stephen, wife Elizabeth, Rachel & Cole, and daughter's: Cassie, husband Josh, Madison, and Audrey).
Sonny was born and raised in Texas. He graduated from Alvin Community College in 1971 with an Associated Degree in Electronic Technology. Sonny taught electronics at Alvin Community College for three years and worked several years in the electronics and chemical analysis industries. Much of that time was spent as a technical writer and graphic designer.
Sonny and Judy were married in the fall of 1981. In 1989, Sonny and Judy both graduated from Christ for the Nations Institute (Dallas, Texas). Sonny was licensed, then ordained through the Full Gospel Fellowship of Churches and Ministers International. Later, Sonny was licensed through the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.
Sonny and Judy have participated in short-term mission trips in Tonga, Hawaii, Mexico, Idaho, Utah, and Costa Rica. For two years, Sonny was the administrator and researcher for Through the Maze in Idaho, an outreach ministry to Mormons. After that, he directed the Houston office of Watchman Fellowship, an outreach ministry to people involved in cults. His areas of specialization included Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and the New Age Movement. Sonny has taught on cult ministry in various church denominations, conferences, and Bible institutes. He has also written booklets, tracts, and other ministry materials including End Times - Putting the Pieces in Place and Mormomism: Does It Pass God's 3-Question Test for Truth?. Sonny also taught several sessions in Life Church's The Building Blocks of Life and Finding Light in Darkness Bible study courses.
In January, 1995, Sonny began working part time as the Administrator for Life Church. In the summer of 2002, he joined the Life Foursquare Church team as a full-time member. Sonny is an Associate Pastor and the Administrator of Life Foursquare Church where he also handles graphic design and other related responsibilities.