Lead Pastor of Redemption Arcadia
Married to Jackie, we have two daughters. Shelby, the oldest, is a junior at North Park University in Chicago, and she is majoring in Biology. She also plays on NPU's volleyball team. Darby is a junior at Northwest Christian School here in Phoenix, and she also plays on the volleyball team.
I grew up in a great family, but one that did not attend church. At the age of 27 I began dating Jackie Palfenier and she was attending North Phoenix Baptist Church. As part of our "dating plan" I wanted to attend church with her to try to figure out "the Jesus thing." God used Jackie and NPBC to save me in June of 1987.
Since then, I met Tom Shrader in 1990 and began attending his Bible studies. He would disciple me where he could and when we had time. Eventually, the business I was involved in was sold and I was left with no career at the age of 35. I went back to school, earned a few degrees, and in 2000 entered vocational ministry. In 2011 I was called to Redemption Arcadia and I started here in February of 2012.