Raised in West Texas.
Spent three years in the U.S. Army with 2.5 years of that time spent in Germany. Spent several years in the Army Reserves.
Obeyed the gospel in 1968 and began preaching the gospel in 1971.
Married to Marjorie Arnold Young. Have one son, James Alan Young who is married to Kim Smith Young.
Graduated from Brown Trail School of Preaching in 1990. Have been with the Nettle church of Christ since April 1995. Do mission work in Germany working with our military and also do mission work in Romania. Presently a counselor with the Nettleton congregation. This work has reached many people in many places.
Hobbies are few but do enjoy reading and flying remote control planes.