I was born in Los Angeles but grew up on the East Coast in Clearwater, Florida where I later met my wife, Jessica. We have two children, Cali and Liam. Jessica has served as a full-time missionary with CRU leading teams in Sarajevo, Bosnia, and has directed Marriage Ministries, led Women’s Bible Studies, and served in Children’s Ministries over the years. She also has done graduate studies in Biblical Counseling. In the past she has worked as an HR and HRG for two Fortune 500 companies, and served as a staffing agent with Watermark. In 2019 she launched her first staffing company called Care Talent Network.
I have been in ministry for over 20 years serving outside several cities areas across North America (Tampa, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Sacramento, and Phoenix). I have been an ordained Pastor in the PCA, EPC, and ECO, and have led weekly worship for congregations as large as 1,200 people. In 2018 I became the Senior Pastor at an ECO church called Christ Presbyterian Church located in the West Valley of Phoenix, AZ that has 350-500 in worship ( to visit the church website click here).
I am also currently finishing a PhD in Practical Theology at the University of Aberdeen, working under John Swinton as my Advisor on a topic within disability theology. I have a DMin from Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI where I worked under Dr. Chuck DeGroat as an Advisor. I have an MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. I have presented theological papers in North America at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA and at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI. I have also presented theological papers in the U.K. at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland; at Westminster College, Cambridge, England; at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland; and I have a paper proposal accepted at Durham University, England (to see my CV you can visit my Academia.edu page by clicking here).