SALVATION

THE STORY OF HOW CHRIST RESCUED ME FROM MY SIN

It was not until the age of thirteen in Louisville, Kentucky that my family changed forever and consequently, my life as well. A pastor from an area Baptist church, doing what is unthinkable these days, …visiting neighbors in the community, knocked on our front door. This complete stranger walked in and shared a handshake, a cup of coffee, and the gospel. Three hours later my parent’s lives were changed for all eternity. This pastor shared the fantastic news of Jesus Christ’s death on the cross, His burial, resurrection, forgiveness of sin, and new life. My parents believed, received on the name of Jesus and repented of their sins, were made new, acceptable, and family of God by the blood of Jesus.

I remember thinking that first week afterwards how strange this all was. Our family had changed. Things were not as they had always been. There were so many questions: Who were these new people? Why were they acting like this? Surely this will wear off? Does this mean we will have to start getting up early on Sunday mornings and going to church? Could this Jesus I had heard of, REALLY be true and alive? I now know that in order to find the right answers in life, we must be asking the right questions. For the first time in my life, I was asking the right questions. My parents were eager to share the answers and began teaching my sisters and me the Word of God.                                                            <<< BACK     CONTINUE >>>

CALLING

THE STORY HOW GOD CALLED ME INTO VOCATIONAL MINISTRY TO THE LOCAL CHURCH

I have spent my entire adult life (twenty years) committed and called to full time ministry in the local church. The first fourteen years God used me in the area of family ministry (next generations, students, parents, and family discipleship). Those years certainly seasoned  me to all areas of church life, and allowed me so many opportunities to invest in the lives of individuals who are in the process of discovering their identities, planning for the future, and raising healthy families.

God has always placed within me a desire to study and teach/preach the Word of God. An underlying call placed on my life as a result of God’s direction to serve in the local church has been to proclaim His Word. I have been blessed with the privilege these past twenty years to have had the opportunity and gifting to preach regularly in churches, pulpit supply, schools, camps, retreats, and conferences all over this country and abroad. God has allowed me to share the gospel and teach His Word faithfully in ten countries and thirty states, including Israel, Guatemala, and Mexico. To the best of my estimation, I have communicated the Bible to over 40,000 people since the year 2000. God is incredibly gracious to use us like He does! (1 Cor. 1:26-31)

 

 My prayer is to see a generation of believers who are known for their biblical literacy, doctrinal integrity, and undeniable passion for Jesus Christ. My work is making disciples through preaching, mentoring, biblical counseling, and through living life together in the power of the Gospel.                                                                                                    CONTINUE >>>

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