I grew up in Northeast Ohio in a Biblically faithful church and had a home with parents who did their best to model godliness for their children through active involvement in church life.
I asked the Lord to be my Savior at age 8 while at church. Despite this young profession, I rebelled internally against what I was taught, and pursued whatever would bring me momentary joy—until the Lord humbled me and pulled me back from my rebellion through His Word and His people.
While in the middle of this rebellion, the Lord still showed His grace in my life in many ways. One of the greatest was that He provided a beautiful wife (Nicki) in 2006 who has been a true partner in my life and ministry. We’ve been blessed with 4 children here on earth (Cameron, Caleb, Emma, & Elijah) and one daughter with the Lord (Madelyn).
After my faith crisis, the Lord began to revive my love for Scripture and grew in me a strong desire to make God’s Word known to His people. I enrolled at Liberty University and continued to work ‘in the trenches’ among the youth at my home Church throughout my schooling. I received a Masters of Divinity from Liberty University in 2015, and took on the role of Associate Pastor at my home Church in August 2016.
I was privileged to find and receive the position of Director of Family Ministry, and am very thankful for the opportunity to pour into the Family of families here at Erieside!