Hugh was born in San Antonio Texas. At the age of 17 he trusted Jesus Christ as his savior. His pastor encouraged him to attend Arlington (TX) Baptist College, where he later received a three-year degree in pastoral ministry. After spending three years in the US Army he returned to Texas where he held ministry positions at churches in Fort Worth, Houston, and Arlington. In 1970 he and his family moved to Federal Way Washington where he served as pastor of Lakeland Bible Church for 40 years. Since retiring from church ministry, Hugh has worked with Evantell, a Dallas-based ministry dedicated to teaching Christians a clear and simple way to share the gospel with unbelievers, and he has taken four short-term mission trips – two to Nigeria and two to India – to train local pastors in Biblical subjects. Hugh and his wife Cindy currently live in Edgewood Washington.
BS Pastoral Ministry – Arlington Baptist College, 1995
BA History – University of Washington, 1995
MA History – California State University, Dominguez Hills, 2004
Ph.D. Theology – Louisiana Baptist University, 2005