Faves and Raves
- Skyline Chili (Cincinnati)
- Texas Roadhouse
- Red Robin
- PF Changs
- Buffalo Wild Wings
(too many to list!)
Favorite Food: Mexican (no beans!)
Favorite Hymn: 'Arise My Soul, Arise'
Favorite Spectator Sports:
- College Basketball
- College Football
Favorite College Teams:
- Indiana University
- Boise State University (football)
- C.S. Lewis
- Philip Yancey
- John Maxwell
- Patrick Lencioni
I was born and raised in Indiana. I attended God’s Bible School & College in Cincinnati, OH and graduated in 1999 with a BA degree in Church Music with a minor in Bible and Theology. While attending college, I was heavily involved in youth ministry as well as being part of an urban ministry in downtown Cincinnati.
My ministry background is diverse featuring stints as a youth pastor, worship leader, associate college orchestra director, and high school music teacher. I have served on the board of directors for Appalachian Youth Camp and is currently an Advisory Board Member for Youth Challenge. I most recently traveled with nationally-recognized Southern Gospel group, Liberty Quartet as tenor vocalist. In addition to my passion for ministry, I also enjoys dabbling in graphic and web design. I hold a Master's in Management and Leadership.
In August, 2011, after five and half years of touring the country, I accepted God’s calling to Grace Bible Church as Lead Pastor. There’s no greater privilege than being God’s hands and God’s feet within the local church. I love people and seeing God work in their lives. My prayer is that God will use my ministry here at Grace to mentor, disciple, and equip leaders who will either go into full-time service or be called to minister with boldness and faith to those around them (Ephesians 4:11-12).
I love what God is doing at Grace and believe the best is yet to come! My wife and I live in Caldwell, Idaho with their children Trey, Kassady, and Cole (pictured above).
I would love to connect with you!