Born: Fulton, Kentucky – January 1, 1947
Parents: Reverend J.T. Drace, Adamsville, TN
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., 1986
Has conducted over 1,000 revivals and crusades, 1975-Present
Has conducted numerous international crusades and conferences, 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, 2003; Wales, 1998,.
Seminar 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, Louisville, KY, 1982.
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 Convention.
Began and spoke at the first Sunday morning worship service of the Southern Baptist Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, 1998
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 2000.
Charter member, American Association Christian Counselors
Who’s Who in Religion in America, 1978.
Personalities of the South, 1978.
International Men of Achievement, 1979.
Elected Vice President of Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists, Southern Baptist Convention, 1997.
Elected President of Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists, Southern Baptist Convention, 1998-2000.
Member of the Executive Committee of the Proclamation Evangelism Network.
Publications and Productions
Editor: REFLECTIONS, 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, youth video, JDEA Anchor Productions, 1987.
Producer: PUTTING YOUR WORLD BACK TOGETHER, youth video, 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, youth video, Anchor Productions, 1991.
Producer: REKINDLE THE FLAME, video, Anchor Productions, 1997.
Author, 44 Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage, 2007, Pelican Publishers.
Author, From the Heart of a Father, Godly Counsel from Proverbs, 2009, Pelican Publishers.
Producer: HOPE for the HOME STUDY BIBLE, 2010, Thomas Nelson Publishers.