Pastor of Student Ministries—Sr High
Born and raised: New Baltimore, MI
Education: Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv, concentration in missional studies); Ferris State University (BS Criminal Justice and graduate of the police academy)
Ministry Experience: Youth Pastor in the Chicago area; ministry residency for a church plant called Paseo Christian Church in El Paso, Texas
Children: Ariyah, Willow
Hobbies: Going off-roading in his jeep, golfing
Testimony: It was in my middle school years that I really had my first exposure to the Gospel and to church, through a youth group bowling event. That was the start of my attending church to hear God’s Word (even though I was the only one from my family to do so). It was on a Sunday morning that I responded to an altar call and made my commitment to follow Christ. Soon after, as I grew as a Christ-follower, I also became a key leader in my youth group, encouraged and mentored by my youth pastor and a couple of the key volunteers in the youth ministry. During the summer between my junior and senior years of high school, I worked with a ministry called Mission Arlington (in Texas), an experience that challenged me spiritually and physically, teaching me to rely on God more deeply than I ever had before. It was during that summer of ministry that I sensed God’s call to full-time pastoral ministry.