I was born and raised in Michigan and became a follower of Jesus Christ as a child in Three Rivers. A deep love for people and missions was formed during high school while living in Marshall.
A call to ministry first formed while I was a student at Hope College on a mission trip to the inner city of Nashville, Tennessee. The following summer I interned and helped develop a youth ministry in the heart of one of Nashville’s federal housing projects.
After graduating from Hope with a degree in Business Administration, I returned home to Marshall to serve as the youth pastor at Family Bible Church, serving for six years as the youth pastor before taking the Associate Pastor position at the same church.
While pastoring I attended Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California and received a Master of Arts of Global Leadership degree in 2013.
I became the Lead Pastor of Family Bible Church in 2017 and continues to serve in this role. In the future I desire to pursue a doctorate degree.
My wife and I have been married since 2004 and have two children: Aubrey and Evan.