P.J. is a minister with over 28 years of experience preaching, teaching, counseling and serving in a variety of ministry roles. He enjoys working with people of all ages and never meets a stranger.
P.J. is a native of Floyd Virginia, living in the Blue Ridge Mountains until he graduated from Floyd County High School. He attended Freed-Hardeman University where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Bible, with a minor in Youth Ministry and Music Education. While at Freed-Hardeman he also met his wife, the former Deborah, they have been happily married for 26 years.
P.J.’s first full-time work out of college was with the Lord's church in Front Royal, Virginia. He has had the opportunity to preach and teach in gospel meetings, lectureships, seminars, summer youth camps, and youth rallies in several states across the country as well as mission work in Central and South America.
P.J. and Deborah have a son, Brandon (adopted at 4 now 19). He and Deborah have actively hosted 25 exchange students from Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, France, Germany, Spain, Taiwan, Switzerland, and Venezuela. P.J. has served as an international exchange student coordinator, assisting in the placement of international students with families in the United States. P.J. and Deborah have served as foster parents for nine children (mostly infants), from within in their local communities.
His wife Deborah, is a public relations & community coordinator with a MBA. She is very faithful loving wife that has many talents to serve the Lord. She and P.J. work as a team in ministry. Deborah’s father David Epler is a minister, her grandfathers on both sides and her great grandfather was a minister of the gospel as well.
Being a computer minded individual, he has been an adjunct professor of Wytheville Community College in Wytheville, VA teaching Microsoft Office Products, Adobe Page Maker, and other classes.
P. J. would rather be known as a "faithful Christian, husband, father, and son who serves the Lord with gladness giving Him all the glory."