I was born in Texas but grew up in middle Georgia. I was raised in a Christian home where my father and mother were both active in the church. I was baptized in 1958 at the age of 11 and can today, close my eyes and see my journey down the aisle of that small country church and experience the joy of my redemption. I graduated high school in Forsyth, Georgia and then attended Middle Georgia College and then Georgia Southern University where I received a BS in Technology degree. I served in the US Army in 1969 and 1970 and served with the 1st Air Calvary Division in the Republic of Viet Nam as an infantryman. The Lord continued to bless me when, in 1975, He gave me the woman that He had prepared for me. Brenda Weitman Lord has continued to provide the grace and advice I need to lead our family. We have a daughter and son-in-law Heather and Brian Allen, three grandchildren, Charlotte, Wade and Hannah, and a son, Matthew who enrich our lives on a daily basis.
In 1973, I began work as a sales person with Southern Bell in Savannah, Georgia. In 1978, we moved to Atlanta and then to Denver, Colorado in 1986 as an instructor in the AT&T National Sales School. We moved to Huntersville, in 1990 with AT&T and I retired in 1998 as a Branch Manager. I continued my work in the sales training and the sales performance consulting field until 2008. At that time, I became a part-time baker in a small cupcake shop owned by my wife. We retired from the cupcake business in 2017.
Our family has remained active in the church. Brenda was the Director of Weekday Ministries at one of the churches in Huntersville for 12 years and I have led a men’s Bible study for over 20 years. We came to LIFE Fellowship in 2007 and the teaching from the leaders of LIFE have given me a much greater depth of knowledge and a much closer relationship with Christ. I am a member of the Men’s Ministry team and I lead a men’s Bible study on Friday morning. Brenda and I lead a LIFE Group in our home and act as LIFE Group coaches. We truly enjoy the benefits of a close personal relationship with Christ and His disciples.