I am blessed to announce that I have been called to be the next Senior Pastor of Amissville Baptist Church (ABC) located in Amissville, Virginia.
I am currently wrapping up my time at First Baptist Church Eastman as the Associate Pastor of Preschool & Children. I will leave FBCE on April 2, 2018.
I also occasionally contribute the Family Research Council Blog.
Before coming to Middle Georgia, I spent most of my childhood in Little Rock, Arkansas with a healthy Texas and Michigan influence. After having my heart radically transformed at the age of 14, I felt God calling me into full time ministry while serving on high school mission teams that traveled to New Mexico, Mexico, and the Ukraine. In 2000, I was hired to manage the Bible Church of Little Rock’s choir nursery. Since then, I have served as an Assistant Nursery Director, Residential Treatment Counselor, Tutor, Hospital Chaplain, and Pastor. I earned two Bachelor of Art Degrees (one in History and one in French) from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and was awarded a Master of Divinity Degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Throughout the years, God has continued to cultivate and to grow my love for the Scriptures and my desire for helping others grasp the gospel, through preaching, teaching, and discipleship. In the summer 2017, I became a certified counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). As Ephesians 4:11-12 says, I am called “to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.” In the fall of 2017 began pursuing my PhD. at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in historical theology at the end of 2018. I hope to write my dissertation on D. Martin Lloyd-Jones’ view of conversion.
In October 2012, I married my best friend, April! We have had two sons and one daughter. Our oldest son died shortly after birth. By God’s grace, our energetic second son and our precious little daughter continues to grow in strength and vitality. All three of our kids are a daily reminder of God’s goodness, faithfulness, and mercy.
While you will see my passion for my family, Cubs baseball, ancient history, and politics pop up from time to time, I want you to know that my first love is the Jesus of the Bible. I truly believe that only God’s Word can prepare his people “for every good work” (II Tim. 2:16). I invite you to come explore the Scriptures with me as I discuss what God says about families, relationships, discipleship, culture, and the church.
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