Pastor Tony was born on a military base in Newfoundland, Canada on December 25, 1955. Because his dad served in the Army the family traveled to a variety of locations before settling in Portsmouth, VA in 1966. Having grown up in the Roman Catholic Church, Pastor Tony came to know Christ as his Savior on January 8, 1968 through the ministry of Sweethaven Baptist Church. He preached his first sermon the last Sunday of September of 1968. While attending Churchland High School he led an evangelistic team that held youth revivals at a variety of churches. He graduated from Tennessee Temple University in 1978.
Pastor Tony served as Assistant Pastor in the Indianapolis, IN area and then in Durham, NC. He became Pastor of South Hills Baptist Church in 1980. After serving there for eighteen years, God led Pastor Tony and Karen to the Outer Banks of NC to start Still Waters Baptist church on the first Sunday of March of 1999.
As part of Pastor Tony’s ministry at Still Waters he oversees the Harbor Counseling Ministry and is President of the board of Baptist Home Missions.