I was born and raised in the great metropolis that is Lubbock, Texas. In 2003, in February of my junior year of high school, my family moved to Abilene. Yes, if you’re curious, that is not the easiest time to move from a private school you’ve gone to since Kindergarten into a public school that had as many kids per grade as the entire school I came from.
My first Sunday at Beltway, my family went out to lunch with another family in our church, and I left that lunch pretty enamored with the girl who sat across from me during lunch. A few months later, we started dating, and got married in 2006. My wife Sarah grew up at Beltway since she was in middle school. We’ve been around this community for a long time! It has shaped us, encouraged us, challenged us, built us up, and pushed us further when we needed it. Sarah is incredibly talented and creative. She works for a construction company in town and runs a floral business in her spare time. When people ask me who does the handiwork around our house…it is Sarah.
In 2011, our lives were pretty radically changed with the birth of our first little girl Berkley Grace. Then in 2013 our lives were changed even more with our second little girl Ellie Katherine. Every night when we put these two beauties to bed we pray the same thing over them: First, that they would love the Lord with all they are, and second, that they would change the world.
I started working at Beltway in 2007. I have held multiple jobs around here. I was a part of our student ministry for about a decade, and then I became our College Pastor in late 2016. I am now our Campus Pastor at the North Campus.
One of the things that I am most passionate about in ministry is helping people realize how the Lord sees them. As a creator who made them intentional and with a purpose. As a protector who wants to be there to guard them. As a Father who wants to be “Abba” to them. As a savior who wants to spend eternity with them. As a healer who wants to heal both the physical, spiritual, and emotional wounds for them. As a connector who wants to see them connected to the community that is the local church. This list could go on and on and on, because we serve such an amazing, faithful, and kind Lord!More Info
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