Grew up in Georgia. Was saved at a Carmen concert when I was 14. Moved to Oklahoma and tried to rock ‘n roll. Moved the Dallas, TX to become an animator. Worked on a film. Moved to Jackson, TN to attend a little tiny church where I’ve been the music minister since 2003. Got married in 2005 and now have 3 awesome boys. I currently work full-time as an art director for 4Memphis and am an elder at Christ Community Church.
Having grown up in the church, the gospel was never a foreign concept. However, God’s grace captured me through the ministry of a faithful youth pastor and I came to understand that Christ’s atoning sacrifice, free as it was, asked me to deny myself and take up my cross. I would wrestle with what this meant for a couple of years. By God’s grace, at age 14, I accepted this gift of forgiveness and was baptized into the local church my family had been attending. This initiation into the Church began my pilgrimage of repentance and obedience to Christ.
Call to Ministry
I have always been drawn to spiritual things. Having come from a broken home, I developed a sensitivity to suffering and a desire to encourage my friends and family. The importance of studying God’s Word had also been instilled in me from the beginning of my discipleship. After my years in high school and college, which was marked by spurious church attendance, I desperately plunged into my church’s ministry, eager to use my musical gifts for Jesus. As I was learning that music ministry utilized both a sensitivity to others and a working knowledge of the Scriptures, a desire for preaching and teaching began to grow within me. This inward call to shepherd, teach, and encourage others in following Jesus was confirmed by the invitation of the elders at Christ Community Church to join them in their pastoral ministry in October of 2011. In addition to leading the music ministry, I am currently teaching Scripture in our small group ministry and take any opportunity to preach that I can.