My name is Reverend J R Atkinson. I'm the Senior Pastor of First Church of God-Marshville, Marshville N C. I love the Religious Studies Department. I am a non-non-traditional student. No, it's not a typical error when I type 'non' twice--I am 70 years old and have supported three children through college, graduate school and one doctoral program. Five people within my family attended and graduated from UNC Charlotte--myself, two of my daughters, one granddaughter, and one daughter-in-law. Now it's time for me to continue the mission I desire. I love learning about other religions and practicing without a judgemental attitude. Also, it has allowed me to teach within my own profession as a reverend and pastor, and I would like to teach on the university level.