I grew up in southern California and in a solid, believing family, but it wasn’t until we relocated to Evansville that God rolled away the stone of my whitewashed, moral, church-going tomb and showed me that I was full of dead people’s bones (Matt. 23:27). The summer after my freshman year of high school I called out to God, through Jesus Christ, to save me from my sin and from myself, and he did. I later attended USI but finished my undergraduate online through Thomas Edison State University, before becoming an intern at Faith Bible Church and receiving my M.Div through Faith Bible Seminary at Faith Church (Lafayette, IN). When our former associate pastor took a senior pastor position in another state, I was called to take his spot. Around that same time my wife Michaela and I married, and we now have four young children: Eliram, Emet, Felicity, Kayzie.
My favorite books include The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer, Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper, Spurgeon: A New Biography by Arnold A. Dallimore, The Triumph of Truth: A Life of Martin Luther by Jean Henri Merle D’Aubigne, The Autobiography of George Müller, Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton, Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Bible Doctrine by Wayne Grudem, Exegetical Fallacies by D.A. Carson, and Evangelism: How the Whole Church Speaks of Jesus by J. Mack Stiles.
Philippians 1:21 “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”
Isaiah 2:17 “And the haughtiness of man shall be humbled, and the lofty pride of men shall be brought low, and the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.”
Luke 12:32 “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”