Wife: Joy Children: Jaxson, Jace, Jameson Years at The Grove: 2021 – Present
I grew up attending a Baptist church located just one block from my house, and most of the time, I attended without my family. I was there every time the doors were open. I loved going to church and hanging around church people. I even got baptized a couple of times as a teenager. The problem was that nothing changed in my life. I learned to live a dualistic life.
While at church I lived, behaved, and spoke one way, and when I was away from church, I lived an entirely different life. For most of my teenage years I convinced people and myself that I was a Christian while at that same time living a life filled with sin and wickedness.
At the age of nineteen, God opened my eyes to see the depth of my sin and my desperate need for a Savior. I learned the truth of 1 John 1:6, “If we say we have fellowship with Him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.” I repented of my sin, trusted Christ as my Savior, and immediately began living for Him.
Soon after conversion, God gave me a passion and desire to serve Him by serving in the local church. I started out volunteering and teaching in our student ministry and then pursued full time vocational ministry. I have a B.A in Theology from The Baptist College of Florida and a Master of Divinity in Biblical Studies from Liberty Theological Seminary. Over the past 23 years, I have served as a student pastor, associate pastor, and senior pastor in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. In 2017, Joy and I started our own business so that eventually I could continue to serve in the local church but now as a volunteer pastor.
Over the past several years, the Lord has blessed our business which has allowed me to serve in the local church as a lay pastor. At the end of 2020, we found The Grove online and began attending in person in January 2021. We absolutely love what the Lord is doing here at The Grove and can’t wait to see what the future holds. I am so grateful that God has seen fit to allow me to serve as one of the elders at this Bible-preaching church. My prayer is that I will be found faithful in making disciples who make disciples to the glory of our King.
Fun fact: I am not a fan of baseball and by that, I mean I don’t like it at all.