I was raised in Groves, Texas, by parents who loved the Lord passionately. My father was a pastor who always had time to play with and teach his sons. My mother was a teacher who woke up every morning to study the Word and pray for her boys.
When I was about 7 years old, the Lord invaded my life, and I came to the realization that my sin separated me from God. I wanted to be close with the Lord because I saw the joy and love that Christ brought to my parents and wanted to share in that fellowship.
In my teenage years, I plunged headlong into secret sin. My heart submitted to the idols of pride and lust. During this season I was a leader in student ministry, but my heart had grown numb to the delights of the gospel. Right before I turned 18 the Lord dragged my sin into the light, led me to repentance and “restored to me the joys of his salvation” (Ps. 51:12).
Since then the Lord has been faithful even when I was faithless. The covenant love of God has captivated my heart and has given me grounds to say the “steadfast love of the Lord endures forever.” I met and married my sweet Lauren, who is a helpmate without equal.
My wife and I became members at The Village in 2009, joining the Dallas campus in the fall. After spending three years serving in student ministry in southeast Texas, we returned to serve this body of believers. I look forward to seeing disciples made, saints equipped and people sent for the glory of God.
Hope for the Village Church
My hope for The Village is that we would be united in our desperation for the grace of God. We would delight in glorifying God as we strive to make disciples and long for the day of His return.
“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Cor. 5:20-21).