About the Author


I am a sinner saved by the grace of God. I am an heir to incredible riches promised to his children. I really believe that God has started a good work in me and with my co-operation and obedience, He will continue to perfect me until my death here or the day of His return.

I am a native of Beaumont, Texas and a graduate of LSU in 1968. I was a professional golfer on the PGA Tour from 1968-1973 and a business man from 1974-1996. In 1996, I left the business world to work in full time ministry. I was the Executive Director of Wind River Ranch in Colorado (www.windriverranch.com ) from 1997-2004. Currently I am a regional director for Links Players International. It is a golf ministry linking golfers and Christ together. Go to www.linksplayers.com for more info on this ministry.

Carol, my wife of 47 years is my best friend and constant companion. She is loyal, faithful, and a most unselfish lady. Her sense of humor and love of life is an inspiration to many. We have two daughters and one grandson and two granddaughters. Whitney lives in Lake Tahoe, California, and Paige lives in Seabrook, Texas.

Whitney and Bryan Hlista are the proud parents of Dylan Paige Hlista born April 12, 2008.

Paige and Brian Erwin are the proud parents of Jack Wolff Pardy, born on August 30, 2004, and Lola June Erwin born of June 15, 2013.