I was born in Seattle to a mother and father who had experienced the love of Jesus Christ and made it one of their primary goals to pass that love on to me and my siblings. They were successful in that goal, and as a result, I do not remember a day that I did not know and love Christ.
During my early years of high school, the Lord showed me that for the rest of my life, I would be fighting to love Him more than anything else. It was through the local church that I came to realize my love for created things over God. This played out in a number of different ways, but in the community of my local church I was able to experience correction and conviction over my sin. With these brothers and sisters, I learned how to repent and obey through the power of the Holy Spirit. Through this power, I saw change in my life as the things I used to put before God became dull in comparison to the beauty of Jesus Christ.
Upon graduating high school, I joined the U.S. Army as a Cadet and trained to become an Officer while completing my undergraduate studies in psychology at Washington State University. These were highly formative years of my life where I learned discipline, resilience, leadership, and, most importantly, how to be a man of God. Even in college, the local church was the most formative avenue for my personal growth.
Since graduating from WSU and being commissioned as a U.S. Army Officer, I have served in the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps. On the civilian side, my time has been committed to the local church through different residencies, education at Dallas Theological Seminary, and serving as a Worship Director in Seattle. In 2017, I married my wife, Lauren. Together, one of our greatest joys in life is serving in the local church.
Hope for The Village Church
My hope is that the members of this body would experience the love of the triune God and share that love with the town of Flower Mound.