I grew up in a small town in Indiana (go Hoosiers!). God brought me to himself while I was in high school and after high school I attended Johnson Bible College in Knoxville, TN to study Preaching/Youth Ministry and Communications. While there I served on various teams doing short-term and long-term work overseas in Europe, Asia, and Central America, including a year in China and a year in Mongolia. This was integral in giving me a strong passion to see His name made famous among the nations. God also used a 3 year period of my life when I was taking care of my mother - who suffered from ALS - to develop more of a caring/pastoring heart for others. I am passionate about seeing people live in the peace, joy, and abundant life only found in Christ.
I have been married to my beautiful wife Melanie for 9 years and we have 4 wonderful boys (Brennan, Jasper, Henry, and Oliver).