Max has been serving as a pastor at Locust Grove since 1984. He spent part of his growing up years attending Locust Grove as a child before moving to Kentucky and then spending time in Ohio and Alabama. He and his wife Brenda just celebrated their 40th anniversary and are parents of four sons and now enjoy four grandchildren. They live near Belleville where Max can be found checking on his sheep, bees, and trees. He enjoys shepherding in every sense of the word, whether people or sheep. He has learned a lot about leadership from his sheep and honey bees.