Married to Liz, we have two daughters, Charlotte and Savannah, and a son, Dallas. I came to Christ at an early age, but went through a Prodigal Son phase in my early 20s. As a result, I have experienced what it is like to be both the older and younger brother in Jesus’ parable. I am grateful for a gracious and loving Father who continues to open His arms to me, His son. There is no love like His love and no life like His life!
I am grateful to have been involved in ministry for 25 years as a worship leader. Along the way, God has given me a profound love for Him and for the Church.
He has broadened my experience and training over the years by allowing me to serve additionally in the ministry areas of youth, men, small groups, kids, missions, outreach, teaching and preaching, and as a senior pastor. My completed degrees include a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministries from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from California State University Fullerton, and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Biola University.
In all of these things, God has cultivated in me a heart of shepherding for the Church. Though I love to lead worship and preach and teach, I am most encouraged in seeing the ongoing development of the relationship between God and His people. Whether it is in a corporate worship service, in a group of a few, or in the life of the individual, I am passionate about seeing the creation and development of disciples who give their lives, passions, and talents in serving Christ. I am exceedingly grateful to be serving Him at Redemption Arcadia as Pastor of Church Formation and Worship!