Experienced Destination Wedding Minister For Christian or Non-Religious (Civil) Ceremonies
Traditionally Ordained and Licensed - Elopement Specialist
Happy to perform short notice elopements and vow renewals as well as formal weddings!
My total fee for a wedding is $140 (+$90 if you desire an optional rehearsal)
Christian couples please note: I understand that most people are cautious about the religious style of a destination minister. I choose to be low-key and totally non-denominational. Over the years, many couples have noted their appreciation that my Christian ceremonies are faithful but not "preachy."
Non-Religious couples please note: I understand the need for non-religious, civil ceremonies. I respect everyone's right and honor your point of view. I'm happy to perform a completely non-religious ceremony if you like.
Welcome to my little website!
I believe it is important for you to know a little about the person you ask to officiate your wedding.
I have been a Pastor and Wedding Officiant since 1985. I am now retired from pastoral ministry and do this because I love being able to help people who are looking for a sweet, meaningful, legal and affordable ceremony without any of the typical headaches.
I believe your wedding ceremony, the most important ceremony of your life, should be handled by someone with experience, tact, compassion, a sense of humor and an above average understanding of romance. (But, since my sweet wife isn't available, you'll just have to ask me.)
I didn't just sit down at my computer and join a website to become a minister or marriage officiant. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies (Comparative Religion) from The University of Alabama. My theological training was in residence at Lexington Theological Seminary, where I received the Master of Divinity degree. I went on to earn the Doctor of Ministry degree from the Graduate Theological Foundation, through whom I attended Springhill College (Jesuit) and Foundation Fellowship at Christ Church College, Oxford University, England.
I was traditionally ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and served four churches in Alabama, Kentucky and Illinois as Pastor. I've been honored to have performed well over 2,000 wedding ceremonies and still look forward to every one!
Even so, all the degrees and experience in the world don't mean anything if the minister officiating your wedding isn't easy to work with. My only goal is to help you realize your dream ceremony and be helpful to you rather than a burden. I am dedicated to your wishes and have the years of experience necessary to make your wedding ceremony the one you have always dreamed of.
I also happen to be a Notary Public for the State of Alabama at Large should you need those services.
Special Note: If you are purchasing a "wedding package" from one of the many great companies in this area, you may save money by bringing me to be your officiant rather than paying for one in the package. Also, I'm happy to recommend the best, most reliable companies. I play well with others. :)
Total Cost: $140
$50 deposit due at time of booking (See button below).
$90 fee due at the ceremony (Cash, online or credit card).
Rehearsals are optional. I am happy to come to your location and lead a rehearsal, but I'm rarely necessary!
The rehearsal fee is $90
The Contact Form and Deposit are required to guarantee any wedding!