Our next meeting will be held on Monday evening, July 9th. Dr. Richard Lee Montgomery will be presenting “Union Soldier & Their Yankee Atrocities”.
Born and raised in Corpus Christy and graduated from W. B. Ray High School in 1972. Married to Cherie (39 years), having two daughters and four grandchildren.
My interest in the things of Southern culture and specifically, the Confederacy, goes all the way back to my boy-hood years. My grandma would tell stories of her grandpa, who served in the Thirty Second Alabama Infantry. He was killed at Tunnel Hill, Georgia. I have found that the more diligent study of primary sources (not that hard to find), is the best presentation of Lincoln’s War. My desire has been to make at least some small difference in my little world on this most important subject of history. History books, the media, school systems and on, and on, and on, abound in falsehoods and inaccuracies of Confederate and Southern history.
My educational background: Bachelors – Howard Payne University, Brownwood, Texas – 1979; Master of Arts (R. E.) – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas – 1986; Doctor of Religious Education – Covington Theological Seminary, Rossville, Georgia – 2002
I have served as pastor in churches in Texas: Corpus Christi, Ft. Worth, Stanton, San Antonio and Denton and also in Sheridan, Wyoming. With God’s leadership, strength and wisdom I have served the Lord Jesus Christ for 30 years and counting. At this point in God’s call in ministry I serve as Director of “Living in the Land of Cotton.” The two fold purpose for Living in the Land of Cotton is to first, give evidence that there was justification and rights for secession and the existence of the Confederate States of America by the use of primary sources. Second, to demonstrate that the culture of the Confederacy had a moral stability built on the Christian faith using primary sources.
Member of the Stonewall Jackson Camp 901, Sons of Confederate Veterans, serving as Chaplain.
Member of the Texas Division Dismounted Texas Color Guard, Sons of Confederate Veterans, serving as Chaplain.
Founder and Director of “Living in the Land of Cotton”
Meetings remain on the second Monday of each month, at Soulman’s BBQ, 691 E. I-30, Rockwall (near SE corner of Ridge Rd. and I-30, next door to Applebee’s). We meet for dinner at 6 pm, and the meeting starts at 7 pm.