Hobbies

My Pastoral Website: http://www.paulsgospel.org

The time that I do not spend at work, or in prayer, at Church, and study of the Holy Bible forms that part of my day which is engaged in my hobbies.

My hobbies include Finance and Investing, Day Trading, Traveling (I enjoy traveling to all parts of the USA and to many parts of the world; While I was rich (I am no longer wealthy) I stayed at every Ritz Carlton in California and Hawaii, and at most others within the USA as well) innovation and high-tech gadget creation, golf, tennis, boating, running, hiking, cycling, kayaking, canoeing, taking long drives, pistol and gun target and skeet shooting, ballroom dancing, serial entrepreneurship as well as reading lots of books about all sorts of subjects. I also consider myself a super-connector (connecting CEOs, CIOs, CMOs, CSOs, and other C-Level Execs and small businesses, entrepreneurs, angel investors and VCs together in order to make business deals happen.)

I like high-end film as well as digital photography. I like theater. I like to watch Shakespearean and other plays. I like going to the Opera, I really enjoy Classical music! Some of my favorite composers include Bizet, Beethoven, Bach, Handel, Chopin, Vivaldi, Mozart, Brahms, Wagner, Gershwin and more.

Most of all, however, I love listening to Christian Rock very much, including Casting Crowns, Mercy Me, Chris Tomlin, Chris August, Chris and Conrad, Michael W. Smith, Philips Craig and Dean, The Afters, Sanctus Real, Tenth Avenue North, Newsboys, Mark Schultz, David Gungor, Kutless, Lincoln Brewster, Matthew West, Matt Maher, Point of Grace, Francesca Battistelli, Josh Wilson, Tree36, Amy Grant, Jeremy Camp, Jason Gray, David Crowder Band, Fernando Ortega, Keith and Kristyn Getty, Hillsong, Jesus Culture, Gateway Worship, Vertical Band and many more...I have the largest collection of Christian Rock music of anyone I know.

I like driving fast cars, although I always obey the speed limit. I have owned, leased, rented, or otherwise driven most models of Lexus, Mercedes, Cadillac, Porsche, BMW, and Jaguar. I would love to drive a Lamborghini, a Bentley, a Ferrari and a McLaren some day...! I am an unabashed and unashamed capitalist and do not apologize for it. Profit is a good word, not a bad one in my vocabulary. The Bible never said that money was bad. It said having the “love of money” in your heart was bad. Indeed I have seen money perform miracles in the right hands. Those who give generously to their Church see first hand the results of their charitable giving in the form of lives transformed, people’s entire worlds changed, and a whole lot of good come from it. No, money is just a tool. What you do with your money is what makes all the difference. 

I enjoy all sorts of cuisines: Good old fashioned Yankee, Italian, French, German, Greek, English, Chinese, Thai, Indian, Nepalese, Mexican, Mongolian, Cajun, BBQ, Burgers and Hot Dogs, Pizza, and more! However, I do not care for Sushi...! I never really developed the taste for Sushi.

I am a NRA Range Safety Officer and Firearms Instructor qualified in both the handgun as well as the long gun. I have won several Leadership awards from the NRA..

I am a student pilot who is in the process of securing his Pilot’s license. My goal is to become a VFR and an IFR rated pilot with single engine, twin engine and eventually with Commercial Jet Aircraft. .

Favorite football team: Chicago Bears. Favorite baseball team: Chicago White Sox as well as, believe it or not, those losing Cubs.I enjoy dressing up for special occasions, and regularly add to my collection of 150+ ties.

Organizations I support with my time, talent and treasure, some of which I play a very active role in:

Since 2010:
Over $220,000 given to various Churches and Christian Charities
Over $100,000 given to Republican candidates and to the party
Over $10,000 given to various other charitable organizations
 

  • American Bible Society
  • ASPCA
  • Chain of Lakes Community Bible Church
  • National Republican Congressional Committee
  • The Heritage Foundation
  • The CATO Institute
  • Feed my starving children
  • Feeding America
  • Northern Illinois Food Bank
  • Focus on the Family
  • National Rifle Association (NRA)
  • National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR)
  • National Republican Senatorial Committee
  • Campus Crusade for Christ
  • Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
  • Republican National Committee
  • George W. Bush Presidential Center
  • National Pro-Life Alliance
  • National Police Association
  • The USO
  • Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
  • American Red Cross
  • John McCain for President
  • McCain Country First PAC
  • Donald J. Trump for President
  • Trump Presidential Coalition
  • Make America Great Again Committee
  • We Are Great Again Committee
  • Kevin McCarthy for US Congress
  • John Shimkus for US Congress
  • Steve Scalise for US Congress
  • Mike Gallagher for US Congress
  • Dan Crenshaw for US Congress
  • Citizens for Governor Scott Walker (Campaign Manager, Oak Creek)
  • Citizens for Governor Bruce Rauner
  • Citizens for Governor Rick Perry
  • Citizens for Governor Rick Scott
  • RANDPAC
  • Ron Paul for US Congress
  • Rand Paul for US Senate
  • John Barrasso for US Senate
  • Todd Young for US Senate
  • Mark Kirk for US Senate
  • Leah Vukmir for US Senate
  • Marsha Blackburn for US Senate
  • Bill Hagerty for US Senate
  • Mike Braun for US Senate
  • Marco Rubio for US Senate
  • Ted Cruz for US Senate
  • Thom Tillis for US Senate
  • Mike Crapo for US Senate
  • Mike Lee for US Senate
  • Shelley Moore Capito for US Senate
  • Roy Blunt for US Senate
  • Kevin Cramer for US Senate
  • Dan Sullivan for US Senate
  • Ben Sasse for US Senate
  • Mike Rounds for US Senate
  • Jim Hoeven for US Senate
  • John Thune for US Senate
  • Josh Hawley for US Senate
  • Jerry Moran for US Senate
  • John Boozman for US Senate
  • Tommy Tuberville for US Senate
  • Deb Fischer for US Senate
  • Cindy Hyde-Smith for US Senate
  • Cynthia Lummis for US Senate
  • Rick Scott for US Senate
  • Martha McSally for US Senate
  • Chuck Grassley for US Senate
  • Lindsey Graham for US Senate
  • Mitch McConnell for US Senate / McConnell Senate Committee
  • David Perdue for US Senate
  • Kelly Loeffler for US Senate
  • Dan Rutherford for Treasurer
  • Mark Curran for Sherriff
  • Mark Curran for US Senate
  • Ron Johnson for US Senate
  • Tom Cotton for US Senate
  • Susan Collins for US Senate
  • Joni Ernst for US Senate
  • James Lankford for US Senate
  • Rob Portman for US Senate
  • Lisa Murkowski for US Senate
  • Steven Daines for US Senate
  • John Cornyn for US Senate
  • Jim Inhofe for US Senate
  • Jim Risch for US Senate
  • Nick Sauer for Lake County Board
  • Aaron Lawler for Lake County Board
  • Richard Grabowski for Congress
  • Derrick Van Orden for Congress
  • Friends of Devin Nunes
  • Jim Jordan for US Congress
  • Chris Kelley for US Congress
  • John Cummings for US Congress
  • Joe Walsh for US Congress
  • Bob Dold for US Congress
  • Peter Roskam for US Congress
  • Randy Hultgren for US Congress
  • Steve Scalise for US Congress
  • Friends of Speaker Paul Ryan
  • Richard Hill for Mayor
  • Bill McLeod for Mayor
  • Gary Pilafas for Village Trustee (Campaign Manager & Website)
  • Michael Bloomberg for Mayor of NYC (3rd Term, Mayor of NYC)
  • Lake County Republican Federation
  • Lake County Right to Life PAC
  • Schaumburg Township Republican Organization
  • Republican Party of California
  • Republican Party of Santa Clara County
  • Republican Party of Wisconsin
  • Republican Party of Illinois
  • Republican Party of Florida
  • Republican Party of Texas
  • Republican Party of Tennessee
  • Wisconsin Committee to Elect a Republican Senate
  • Salute, Inc.
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
  • The American Legion
  • Soldier’s Wish
  • SOFREP
  • Special Olympics of Illinois ; Of Wisconsin
  • Educational Media Foundation - K-LOVE & Air1 Radio Networks
  • Marine Corps Scholarship Fund
  • Moody Broadcasting Network - Moody Radio
  • National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
  • Wycliffe Associates
  • Joel Osteen Ministries
  • Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Antioch, Illinois (Wisconsin Synod)
  • Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Milpitas, California
  • Willow Creek Community Church, South Barrington, Illinois
  • Willow Creek Association, Illinois
  • Elmbrook Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Great Lakes Church, Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • LifePoint Church, Clarksville, Tennessee
  • Journey Church, Lebanon and Mount Juliet, Tennessee
  • Calvary Assembly of God, Milpitas, California
  • VIVE Church, San Jose, California
  • Hillsong Church, San Francisco, California
  • Lakewood Church, Houston, Texas
  • Bible Study Fellowship, Houston, Texas
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • St. Matthias Parish, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York, NY
  • Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, New York, NY
  • St. Emily’s Catholic Parish, Mt. Prospect, IL
  • Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York, NY
  • CrossView Bible Fellowship, Virginia
  • Professional Golfers’ Association
  • Americans for Prosperity
  • Campaign for Liberty
  • Republican Governors Association
  • Republican Security Council
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
  • The Navigators
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • Toys for Tots
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children
  • Disabled American Veterans
  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • United States Deputy Sheriff’s Association
  • Numerous Secret Homeland Security Committees which shall remain unnamed.
  • American Cancer Society
  • St. Jude’s Children’s Cancer Hospitals
  • Tunnel to Tower Foundation

 

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