1. Pastor – Senior Pastor of New Hope Community Church for 41 years (I started as the pastor of the church when I was a freshman at Asbury College. In 2001, I was appointed as Pastor Emeritus and continued regular preaching and ministry responsibilities on a more limited basis. On April 17, 2011, the church held a special celebration marking my 50th. year of continuous ministry at New Hope. In Oct. 2014, I returned as interim pastor to the church. The church is located in New Washington, Indiana; and through its mission arm, New Hope International Ministries, has a worldwide vision of ministry.
2. Evangelist – In 54 years of ministry, I have held approximately 500 camp meetings, revivals, youth retreats, pastor conferences, family life retreats, and missions conferences in the United States and overseas.
3. Discipleship – I have mentored young men across most of the years of ministry; I continue mentoring young people as they fill various roles in New Hope International Ministries; my wife and I have provided a home for over 120 young people who were preparing for ministry; we currently have a student living with us.
4. Missions – President of New Hope International Ministries; served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for World Gospel Mission (retired Oct. 2012); former Chair of Board of Directors and Past President of Christian Service International; Great Commission Council of Asbury College; veteran of 80 plus mission trips to various fields including; Barbados, Bolivia, China, Congo, Dominica, England, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, South Africa, Northern Ireland, Peru, Republic of Ireland, Tanzania, St. Croix, and Uganda
5. Professional Activities – Professor Emeritus Asbury University, served 33 years as Professor of Education and Director of Student Teaching; Currently an Adjunct Faculty member at the University in Student Development, Past Executive Director of Southeast United States Association of Teacher Educators (18 yrs.); former member of Board of Directors of Kentucky Association of Teacher Educators; Past Chairman of Bluegrass Council of Teacher Educators; presenter of Academic Papers at state, regional, national, and international professional education conferences
6. Personal – Married to Sue Lauter, who has an extensive mission ministry of her own; one married daughter, Lori, who recently moved to South Africa and has developed a ministry in a squatter camp (slum area of Johannesburg); two grandsons, Nathan (25), working in Louisville area, and Benjamin (21), a student at Centre College; we have had over 120 young people live with us across the years, many of whom have graduated from Asbury and are involved in missions and other ministries around the world. We are currently serving as U.S parents to Catherine, of the Samburu tribe of the desert in northern Kenya.