I grew up in Lubbock, Texas, and attended a local Methodist church throughout most of my junior high and high school years. Although I heard stories about Jesus and how He wanted me to live my life, I really struggled to be the person, son, brother, student or friend that I felt like I needed to be. Despite growing up in a church environment and having good examples around me, I didn't have an identifiable conversion experience in my younger years.
As I tried to “find myself” in college, I decided to move to Dallas in order to pursue an education at a school that would enable me to attain my goal of moving to New York and get a job in fixed income structuring. After moving to Dallas where I didn't have any friends, family or outside activities, I started reading my Bible for myself and by myself for probably the first time in my whole life. It was in this time of not having anything else that God showed me He was all I truly needed.
My wife, Halie, and I were married in 2006, and God has used our relationship to show me His goodness in our best of times and worst of times. After trying several different churches around the Metroplex, God brought us to The Village Church at Dallas Northway when the campus first opened. Through the teaching at The Village and the relationships we formed in our first Home Group, God challenged everything I thought I knew about being a Christian. Halie and I both felt God calling us to join the church and plant roots. After a time of prayer and reflection, I was baptized, and we joined the church.
The Lord has blessed me and Halie with a son, Calvin, and twin daughters, Vivian and Olive.
Hope for The Village Church
My hope for The Village is that we would be a people who pursue the Lord with all our hearts, minds, souls and might. I hope the Lord will work mightily in our presence for His glory and our good and that we would know Him, trust Him and follow Him in all that we do. I hope that we would pursue Scripture as our ultimate authority and be a people who are equipped for building up the body of Christ (Eph. 4:11-16).