I served for 13.5 years in the U.S. Army and have traveled to over 20 countries.
Happily married to Deborah for 32 years. We have two children (both married) and four grandchildren
Ordained to Gospel Ministry April 2000 / Licensed to the Ministry in June 1996
I first received the call to the ministry in mid 1995. After months of prayer and searching I yielded my life to God’s call to the ministry. Since that time I have truly desired to serve God in any ministry area.
I refocused my education, changing majors to better prepare me for the challenges of ministry. I studied at a regional seminary and earned a Doctorate of Ministry.
I have worked with adults, children and youth in different areas. My ultimate goal is to see people come to know Christ and then grow and mature in the Jesus.
My prior professional career enabled me to become experienced in managing/leading both small and large groups, from running a small section to managing a large group with a multi-million dollar budget. The discipline from the military and the compassion of Christ’s heart have allowed me to minister in varying situations.
I feel God’s call to the ministry on a daily basis and I believe that my professional training, leadership and management experiences, ministry opportunities, education and desire to depend upon and serve God will work well together in creating a meaningful ministry.
MY PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT IS ROOTED IN MATTHEW 22:37-39
“ And He said to him, "`You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. "This is the great and foremost commandment. "The second is like it, `You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
I take great joy and excitement in seeing people for ALL walks of life come to know Christ and then begin to live that relationship out in authentic, everyday life.
MY PERSONAL MINISTRY VALUES:
PEOPLE – leading, building, encouraging all people to a relationship with Christ & relationships with others.
AUTHENTICITY - teaching that takes scripture from paper to reality.
GENUINE Fellowship – daily living out our faith together
GRACE and compassion
MISSIONS – community and beyond