I was very fortunate to have parents who were deeply in love with Jesus Christ and with each other. I grew up in the Napa Valley on a small farm, where the church was pivotal to every aspect of our lives. God’s call on my life to ministry came at a very young age. After a brief stint in the National Football League I entered full time ministry as a pastor to youth, serving in California, Colorado, and Oregon.
God has uniquely shaped my life through a number of unexpected and difficult circumstances, demonstrating powerfully and personally His life saving love, mercy and grace. My life is a living testament to God’s enormous ability to heal and renew. It is those amazing attributes of God’s love that compel me to share not only the gospel of God, but my life as well. (1 Thessalonians 2:8).
My wife, Melinda, grew up in Newnan, Georgia. We have two adult children and two grandchildren.