Born: Fulton, Kentucky - January 1, 1947
Parents: Rev. J.T. and Virginia Drace
Married: Rebecca "Becky" Hight - August 10, 1969
Children: Andrew Lee - January 7, 1980; Rebecca - April 22, 1982
Adamsville High School, Adamsville, TN, 1964
Union University, Jackson, TN, B.S., 1968
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, M.Div., 1971
Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Mill Valley, CA, D.Min.,
* Has conducted over 1,000
revivals and crusades, 1975.
* Has conducted 14 international crusades
and missions, Korea-Philippines, 1978; Korea, 1979; Korea-Hong
Kong, 1981; Korea-H.K., 1984, Korea-H.K., 1986, 1993, 1994; Scotland,
1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002; Wales, 1998.
* Workshop Leader, International Congress
on Preaching, London, England, 1997.
* Key note speaker, Conference for Religion,
Gwanzgou, China, 1994.
* Program Coordinator for First Annual Conference for Southern
Baptist Evangelists at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1973.
* Program Coordinator for National Conference for Southern Baptist
Evangelists at Southern Baptist Theological
Seminary, Louisville, KY, 1997.
* Participant at International Conference
for Itinerant Evangelists, Amsterdam, Holland, 1983.
* Spoke at Pastors' Conference of the 1984 Southern Baptist
* Program coordinator for National Congress for Southern Baptist
Evangelists at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA, 1999.
*Served on The Strategic Task Group for Amsterdam
*Featured on the International Webcast sponsored by the Billy Graham
Evangelistic Association seen in 79 countries and 42 states, 2001.
*Plenary speaker at International Congress
on Preaching, Edinburgh,Scotland,2002.
* Charter member, American
Association Christian Counselors
* Who's Who in Religion in America,
* Personalities of the South, 1978.
* International Men of Achievement 1979.
* Elected Vice President of Conference of Southern Baptist
* Elected President of Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists, 1998-2000.
* Executive Board Member of PEN (Proclamation Evangelism Network).
Publications and Productions
magazine, official publication of JDEA
* Producer: REVIVAL WITH EFFECT, video,
Broadman Press, 1986
* Producer: MAINTAINING THE FIRES OF EVANGELISM,
video, Broadman Press, 1987.
* Producer: LIVING IN A BROKEN WORLD,
JDEA Anchor Productions, 1987.
* Producer: PUTTING YOUR WORLD BACK TOGETHER,
Anchor Productions, 1989.
* Producer: THE CHALLENGES OF OUR CALL,
video, Broadman Press, 1990.
* Producer: FOR GIRLS ONLY, video for
girls, JDEA Anchor Productions, 1990.
* Producer: FINDING HEROES IN A WORLD OF CELEBRITIES,
Anchor Productions, 1991.
* Producer: REKINDLE THE FLAME, video,
Anchor Productions, 1997.
* Author: 44 Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage, Pelican
From the Heart of a Father - Godly Advice from Proverbs,
Pelican Publishers, 2009
* Producer: HOPE for
the HOME STUDY BIBLE, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2010