From the time I was just a little kid, I knew I wanted to lead. Something about the opportunity to rally others around a cause was always attractive to me, and I’ve been striving to learn to do so as best I can ever since. Back then my ambitions were pretty modest, as long as I became President of the United States I’d be happy.
While that hasn’t happened yet and my dreams have since changed, God has blessed me with opportunities to lead through vocational ministry in the Local Church. Currently my leadership journey has me at Faith Baptist Mill Creek, where I was called to lead as their Pastor in January 2013 at the ripe old age of 23. Many of the reflections I share here come directly out of my experience at Faith, and I’m so grateful for a congregation that’s given me grace to grow alongside them as we journey together into God’s future for us.
I believe that leadership is just that, a journey, and this blog reflects that perspective. These thoughts aren’t the best lessons learned after a lifetime of leadership experience- I don’t have that. Nor are they downloads of infallible wisdom from a guy claiming he’s figured this whole leadership thing out- I most certainly haven’t. Rather, these posts to come are my attempt to share what I feel that God has been teaching me through my leadership journey.
I am currently the Pastor of Faith Baptist Mill Creek where I’ve been since January 2013. Before coming to Faith I was Director of Junior High Ministries at First Baptist Church Geneva, an evangelical “mega church” where I also served as part of the preaching team.
I completed my B.A. in Theological Studies from Wheaton College in 2010, and returned there soon thereafter for my M.A. in Biblical Studies which I completed in 2014. I am currently enrolled at Gordon Conwell Seminary’s Charlotte Campus for their M.A. of Christian Ministries program which I anticipate completing in spring 2015 at which point I plan to pursue a D. Min.
In my free time you can generally find me on the golf course in the summer, or at home reading with the fire on in the winter. I would take a bullet for Tony Romo, and I also love to travel with my wife who I married in July 2010.