I am so thankful to Christ for calling me to Himself. I recognize that I am a sinner saved by grace. I was born and raised on the mission field (Mexico and Germany). I am so thankful for parents who loved me enough to tell me that it wasn’t enough to have a good upbringing—without Christ, I was the worst of sinners in need of The Savior. The gospel transformed my life, made me new in Christ, and I am continuing to grow in Him.
My amazing wife, Rachel and I were married in 1999. We now have four children, Emily, Erica, Elayna and Jaykin. I love my family so much! They are a constant reminder to me of the grace of God—getting what I do not deserve. They are such a blessing and committed to the ministry to which the Lord has called us.
The Lord called us to the Elk River area eighteen years ago where I have served as school chaplin, youth pastor, children’s pastor, worship director, and missions pastor. A few of the other things we have done in the area are drive truck and bus, coach basketball, and work in quality control. The Lord has most recently called us to Church of Hope as Senior Pastor where I began March 1, 2017. Our family is so excited about what the Lord has done, is doing, and is going to do here.
A few years ago, the Lord made it very clear to us that we are to be separated to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Therefore everything we teach, promote, and live needs to flow from the fountain of the gospel. I enjoy spending time with my family, teaching, singing, playing guitar, reading, listening to sermons, spending time with friends, traveling, and playing and watching sports.