I have been in ministry since 1994, while I was completing my degree at Harding University. From there, I first began serving at First Colony in 1996 when my wife Carole and I were members of the Ankole Mission Team that the church sent to Uganda, East Africa. We spent 11 wonderful years there planting churches and training church leaders. I’ve been back on staff at First Colony since 2010, serving in a number of roles; currently I am the Pastoral Care Minister and the Foster Creek Campus Minister.
There is a statement that is both terrifying and beautiful at the same time, and it means so much to me personally and in my ministry: Wholeness is brokenness fully owned and thereby healed. It can be awfully messy at times, but I can testify that God is in the business of bringing the dead back to life! I count myself fortunate whenever I am used in some way to walk alongside others in their journey to healing and new life.
I love music – listening to music, experiencing great live music, playing music, writing and creating music. (My secret dream job is to be on the touring crew for the rock band U2.) I love traveling, seeing new places and learning about new cultures. I love camping, hiking and exploring the great outdoors. And there’s nothing I love more in this world than to do those things with my two beautiful girls – my wife, Carole and our daughter, Ashley. (Though I haven’t been able to convince them to hit the road with U2 … yet.)