Although originally from Dallas, TX, Tucson is really my home! I came to Tucson in 1985 and to a church you may have heard of called Christ Community Church! I’ve never left. I grew up right here in Tucson, attending Desert Christian High School, and the University of Arizona where I completed my degree in Communications. During my high school days, college days, and all the days in between, CCC has been the home church for me and my family.
In 2003 I answered God’s call to join the staff as the Middle School Pastor at CCC. I had previously served as a youth ministry intern, and was currently serving as a volunteer in the ministry when God opened the door for me to join the staff.
In 2008 I had the privilege of turning the Middle School Ministry over to Pastor Chase, as I moved into the position of High School Pastor. Nine years later, here I am! It’s such a blessing and tremendous joy for me to be able to serve the very church that was so instrumental in my spiritual development as a child and young adult.
I married my beautiful wife Kendrah in 2006. She is not only my best friend, but a tremendous partner in ministry, as she is active in our High School ministry, leading the high school worship team. In 2010 through our role as foster care parents, God brought our son Henry into our lives. In May of this year (2015), we are expecting the birth of our daughter Hadleigh!
In my free time I love to play golf. I also enjoy playing golf, and occasionally playing golf. Okay seriously, I also enjoy fishing with my family, running, attending any sporting event possible, hiking, and being outdoors. Our family loves to travel, especially to CA, and eat out at our favorite restaurants (anything remotely Mexican-food like). I am also an i-Phone junky like many on our staff.
If you had asked me a year ago what my favorite Bible verse was, I would have given you something different, but as it stands today, here it is: “So Jesus said to the twelve, ‘Do you want to go away as well?’ Simon Peter answered Him, ‘Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, and we have believed, and have come to know, that You are the Holy One of God’” (John 6:66-67).
I truly love the church, I love the students I have the privilege of working with, but my prayer is always that my public passion for Christ would never exceed my personal passion for Christ! I count it a great joy to be able to shepherd the flock entrusted to me! To God be all the glory!