I am an ordained Elder in the Mississippi Conference of the United Methodist Church, serving Kokomo UMC, Kokomo, Miss.
-25 years as a United Methodist Minister.
-B.S. in Pre-Medicine from William Carey University, Hattiesburg, MS. 
-M.S. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg,
-Ph.D. in Clinical Hypnotherapy from St. John’s University, Springfield, La. 
-M.Div in Pastoral Counseling & Theology from Memphis Theological Seminary, Memphis,
-D.Min in Pastoral Leadership from Andersonville Theological Seminary, Camilla, Ga.
-D.C.C. in Christian Counseling from Andersonville Theological Seminary, Camilla, Ga.
I am a Retired Ordained Elder of the United Methodist Church. As a Retired Supply Pastor, I am serving Kokomo United Methodist Church, Kokomo, Ms. Now, I am a full time Pastoral Counselor and Consulting Hypnotist in Brookhaven, Ms. I have been married to Earline Norsworthy Lips for over 25 years. We have 4 children [3 girls and a son (deceased)]. We have 4 granddaughters. No grandsons.