Born: Lubbock, TX
Lived: Lubbock, TX; Marble Falls, TX; Tampa, FL; Houston, TX; Sugar Land, TX; Austin, TX
Family: My wife, Sarah, and our wonderful kids; Braedan, Tatum, and Charleigh!
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Christianity from Houston Baptist University and Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Ministry: I was in fulltime ministry as an Associate Pastor at the Vineyard Church of Sugar Land/Stafford starting in 2008 and served as a part time intern for 2 years before that. While serving as an Associate Pastor at the Vineyard I led Young Adult, Evangelism, Alpha, Short Term Missions, Compassion, Hospitality, and Connections ministries. I’ve also led numerous mission trips to foreign countries, helped pioneer strategic church planting partnerships, managed staff, and coordinated a team of over 200 volunteers.
Hobbies: Running, saltwater fishing, being outside with my kids, watching Houston pro sports teams, dating my wife, meeting new people, social networking, eating good barbecue, and anything related to fitness. Did I mention I like being outside?
On my playlist: Jesus Culture, Hillsong United, Elevation, Zedd, Skrillex, Martin Garrix, Marshmello, Mumford and Sons, Lecrae, NF
What fascinates me: People who think different than I do, good communicators, passionate people, deep theology, God’s amazing creation!
Books: Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster; Speaking of Jesus: The Art of Non-Evangelism by Carl Medearis; The Art of Neighboring by Jay Pathak; Power Evangelism by John Wimber; Crazy Love by Francis Chan; Confession by Augustine; Surprised by Hope by NT Wright
Food: Barbecue, sushi, and chicken fried steak. I also love Cajun food!
Place to pray: On the trail
Sports Team: Houston Texans, Rockets, and Astros
Best advice given to me: Don’t ever let cynicism take away your passion. Stay on fire for Jesus and people will come from all around to watch you burn.
My life motto: Finish life knowing that I’ve loved God and people with EVERYTHING I have
Three people I’d like to have dinner with: Martin Luther King Jr., John Wesley, and John Wimber
An interesting fact about me: I’ve run 7 marathons
My hero: Jesus.