Playwright & Author
On my iPod: Mostly 60’s & 70’s stuff: Beatles, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, etc; also, Jones Family, Michael Card, Moya Brennan, Sigur Ros, Secret Garden, lots of Celtic Stuff and Christmas music.
My favorite books: NIV, the works of Steven Lawhead, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, biographies (Hudson Taylor, U.S. Grant, Teddy Roosevelt, etc.), History books, Watchman Nee, F.B. Mayer, old guys.
During free time, I: golf, read, cut grass, watch movies, read tech articles, play guitar and the penny whistle, …and… hang with family.
One favorite memory: So many! It’s a bit self indulgent but playing Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha and being literally stunned by the applause following The Impossible Dream. Actually, that doesn’t top the birth of any of our children, really meeting Margaret for the first time, Scotland with my girls, Isaac swimming, Arwen in Guys ‘n Dolls, Val in Anne of Green Gables, …uh… so many.
Ministry history: Served in virtually every lay capacity before becoming Youth Pastor at The Lord’s Chapel in Brentwood, TN in 1982. Moved to Harare Zimbabwe in 1985 to teach at the Africa Multination for Christ Bible Institute. Moved to Smyrna in 1988 where I have been Pastor at Smyrna Assembly until 2010, when we became Springhouse Worship & Arts Center.
Originally from: I’m a native, sort of. Born in Humboldt, Tennessee. We moved to the Nashville area in 1954 when I was 4.
A Pastor’s Secrets
Entrepreneurs may feel called to grow whatever catches their interest, including churches.
But Pastors are not called to be entrepreneurs. Pastors are not called to grow the church. Pastors are called to grow the people.
The kingdom of darkness rejoices when we turn our focus to anything that competes with Christ for our attention. Anything, no matter how important man thinks it is, that competes with Christ for our focus is clearly inferior and not what we have been called to lift up.
A Pastor’s focus is and always truly must be on Christ.
Also by Ronnie Meek
A Christmas Carol
Adapted for the stage by American playwright Ronnie Meek, represents a faithful, fast-paced version of the tale. All of the favorite characters are there, from Tiny Tim to the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. The script is equally appropriate for large or small theatres.
The Trouble with Love
and other cases of mistaken identity
Hardcastle wants his daughter Kate to marry Marlowe, the son of Sir Charles Marlowe.
Mrs. Hardcastle wants Tony, her son by a previous marriage, to marry his cousin Constance.
Kate finds Marlowe aloof and boring.
Marlowe finds Kate intimidating and boring.
Constance wants to marry Hastings.
Hastings wants to marry Constance.
Tony doesn’t want to marry anybody.
Then there are the family jewels. And an inheritance.
It all comes to a head after a practical joke goes awry in this hilarious two-act play based on Oliver Goldmith’s classic comedy of manners, “She Stoops to Conquer.”