I was born in Sedalia, Missouri, but from the ages of 3 to 18, I lived in Fort Worth, TX. Upon graduating high school, I attended Abilene Christian University from 1997-2002. There I graduated with a degree in Youth and Family Ministry. After a year working at Big Brothers and Big Sisters in Abilene, I moved back to Fort Worth where I worked for six years as a campus minister, teacher and coach at a private Christian school.
I am confident that the Lord has a sense of humor, as after leaving Abilene, I never saw myself returning. However, in 2009, the Lord called me back to work at my alma mater, ACU. For 8 years, I worked in various roles in Student Life; Chapel, Social Clubs, Sing Song and Intramurals. In the spring of 2017, I received a surprising phone call from one of the pastors at Beltway Park; offering me the opportunity to work here. So, in May of 2017, I began working as the Local Outreach Pastor at Beltway. In December of 2017, I became the Groups and Guest Services Pastor and early in 2021, I was asked to serve as the North Campus Pastor, the role where I serve now.
My beautiful wife Angela and I were married in 2004. She is my best friend; the one I confide in day after day. We have 2 children, Jayden and Laney. These two have brought unbelievable joy to our lives. I am truly grateful that my children get to grow up at Beltway Park. It thrills my heart to know that they are being taught the Word, they are encouraged to worship Jesus and shown how to love others, just like God loves each of us.
For those that know me, they know that I have never met a stranger. The Lord has given me the gift of remembering people’s names. My heart’s desire is for it to become increasingly difficult for people to live in Abilene and the Big Country and not hear about who Jesus is.
North Campus & Guest Services Pastor