In this book, I will chronicle my journey as a young man in a Timothy relationship learning how to minister to others, and my growth and development into a minister who has taken the role of Paul in training other men to become effective leaders in the Lord's church. I am not perfect, however I do strive to imitate Paul in becoming an "expert builder." I am a man who answered the call to preach the Word of God in season and out of season. For almost thirty years, I have been on an adventure, seeking to do my part in building God's kingdom. Leading and serving God's people has been both exhilarating and humbling, a role I have grown to cherish. Furthermore, I am convinced there are men and women who walk into worship services across this nation listening for the clear call of surrender to the cross, who are willing to make themselves useful to the Master. Why am I so convinced of this? Because I was one of them. My prayer is for everyone to see the necessity of training and maturing leaders who will become trainers themselves.