Pastor Don began his ministry with The United Methodist Church here in Blount County at Williamson Chapel in October 1996. He has served churches throughout East Tennessee since then. Don was born in Blount County and graduated from Alcoa High School. He is a graduate of the Southeast Institute of Biblical Studies, Oklahoma Christian University, and Candler School of Theology at Emory University.
Don was appointed to Sycamore Tree UMC in July 2020. He enjoys ministry, preaching and teaching, volunteers in the community, and has dreams of the future of the Church. He writes the blog Glorious Life for Patheos. Don is married to Kathryn King. They have four sons.