Born and raised in Green Cove Springs, Florida. The youngest of six children. Grew up with an active imagination. Survived dress ups by my sisters and wedgies from my brother. Learned golf at an early age. Enjoyed school. Trusted Christ at age twelve. Sensed God’s call into ministry at age sixteen. Graduated from Clay High School in 1986. Attended Bible college in Alabama. Met my future wife—the daughter of an Army colonel…sister of two older brothers…feisty, intelligent, self-disciplined, beautiful. Graduated college in 1990. Married in 1991. Served as youth pastor in New Orleans for seven years. Graduated New Orleans Baptist Seminary in 1994. Lost a sister to cancer in 1996. Spent a year in Dallas at seminary. Interned at Fellowship Bible Church North. Arrived in New Jersey in 1998 as an associate pastor at Sayre Woods Bible Church. Welcomed four boys into the world in 1998, 2000, 2001, and 2005. Graduated from Biblical Theological Seminary in 2007. Moved back to Louisiana in 2010, taking the position of senior pastor at Community Bible Church.
Favorite things to do: Golf, taekwondo, fantasy football, and canasta (card game)
Impactful books in your life: Desiring God by John Piper, The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer, Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis, The Prodigal God by Tim Keller
Favorite food: Cheeseburger (ketchup only)
Favorite dessert: Warm chocolate brownie with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top
Favorite TV show: Golf majors and NFL football
Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans or Hoosiers
Favorite Verse or Quote: 2 Corinthians 4:7, “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.”