I was born in Dallas and I’ve lived in and around town ever since. I attended Garland High School, the University of North Texas (go Mean Green!) and even seminary here.
Growing up, church was always a part of my life. I remember wearing ball caps at communion as a boy in a charismatic Episcopal church and spending my teenage years running around a gym in a Baptist youth group. Thanks to Jesus' persistence and his people, I gave my life to him at a young age. The rest of my journey with Jesus has been an adventure in sorting out what it means to be with him to learn from him how to live like him.
Before coming to The Neighborhood Church, I served as a young adult minister and worship leader in a multi-ethnic church in east Dallas. It was there that I was ordained and given several opportunities to teach, preach, and walk with all different kinds of people at various stages of life and life with God.
I came to this church (then Providence Community Church) as a pastoral apprentice under the guidance of an elder team that helped put flesh and blood on the kind of pastor I had only read about but hoped to become. I was commissioned as an elder and pastor of this church in July 2014.
My hope is that The Neighborhood Church would continue to live into its name - to be a church that makes a kingdom difference in our neighborhood by welcoming all people, making disciples of Jesus, and sending them out to partner with God in his mission to renew the world.
My wife, Amy, and I have 2 precious daughters — Emma Grace and Nora Hope. I love music, the Dallas Mavericks, and Mondays off and around town with the girls.