Like many young people, I grew up in a very dysfunctional home. My dad was absent for the most part and my mom was doing all she could just to keep her head above water. My mom raised us in the teachings of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. This of course left me very jaded toward religion or anything that smelled of spirituality.
In my teen years I was heavily involved in drugs. Having explained away God and any idea of being accountable to something greater, I continued to slide down into a sinful lifestyle.
I was an athletic kid growing up, but I found a passion in playing Golf. I played everyday for a few years while I was in high school. My first job was a cart-boy and marshal at a golf course. Then when I graduated, I started to work as a finished carpenter.
After High School, I started to date someone who was a “Christian.” She was definitely a fake, but her family was the real deal – for the first time I saw what a real Christian looked like when I met her parents. It was in this season that I was at least softened to the idea of a belief in God.
Then one day, I had a strong urge to go to church; I found out about Harvest and came to a service. It was there that I heard the gospel for the first time and committed my life to be a disciple of Christ – Life has not been the same since!
Within one year I became a leader in the High School ministry, a year after that I was hired as an intern, and eight years later I was asked by pastor Greg to come on staff as a pastor at Harvest.
I am married to a wonderful and godly woman, Michelle, and together we have two beautiful girls, Olyvia and Adalyn. Currently, I am a theology student at CBU for the purpose of spiritual growth and being equipped for ministry.
I am passionate about seeing people come to faith in Christ, especially those who grew up never hearing about the gospel and the grace of God. I also love to see people grow in the knowledge and grace of Christ and to watch God transform lives.