about ernie

What do you do here at Tates Creek?

I am the Connections Minister, overseeing about 8 ministries. I am on the Sunday preaching team rotation, and one of the teachers for Refresh on Wednesdays.


That is a hard one. My dad was a preacher so he moved around a bit (but we always found him).....originally my family is from Lawrenceburg KY, but my second through eighth grade years were in Paoli, IN, and my high school years were in the village of Smithfield, in Henry County, KY.

What’s on your bucket list?

Do a trip out west on Route 66.  Take my wife to Europe and Hawaii.

Favorite Movies

We Are Marshall, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, White Christmas

Favorite Books/Writers

Killing Kryptonite by John Bevere, Gods at War by Kyle Idleman, Experiencing God by Henry Blackeby

Favorite piece of advice you have been given

"Remember who you are and what you stand for."

Random Piece of Info

When I played basketball in college, my pregame music before home games was "You Gave Me a Mountain" by Elvis, " Let Me Be There" by Olivia Newtown John, and I'd play the piano while my teammate sang, "Bad. Bad Leroy Brown".

Favorite Verse/ Worship Song

Song: "Give Them All to Jesus", by the Imperials. 

Verse: "Don't become weary in doing good, for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we don't give up." 

Galatians 6:9  

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