Born in Abilene, Texas, I grew up in Colleyville and Bedford. Though I attended church and trusted in Christ from an early age, my faith remained mostly shallow through my teenage years.
After college I had a radical encounter with the gospel, understanding how my sin separated me from God and hurt my relationships with others. I understood the life-giving grace that God offered in Christ and began to grow in community. My life verse soon became Galatians 2:20, “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
In college I met my wife, Alex, who has been a source of God's grace in my life. We married in 2008, and I immediately began studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. A year later Alex began studies at DTS too. In 2012, I graduated with a Master of Theology and she with an M.A. in Biblical Counseling. During seminary we were blessed to serve at The Ridge Church in Carrollton.
While in seminary, the Lord impressed on me the desire to do doctoral work, and after graduation I began a Doctor of Philosophy in Church History at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. While there, we served at Sojourn Community Church. While in Louisville, I served on staff at Southern Seminary in numerous roles, primarily working with Doctor of Ministry students.
It is a testimony of God's grace and blessing to be serving at The Village now. As my family continues to grow, I continually thank God for the opportunity to seek the face of the Lord with brothers and sisters here.
Hope for The Village Church
My hope for The Village is that every member would display the life-transforming effects of the gospel, demonstrating that only the gospel brings about true flourishing in daily life, work and our relationships with God and one another.