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. I later received my Masters Degree in Christian Ministry/Homiletics online through Liberty University. 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. After twelve years as the High School Pastor, I recently accepted the calling to be the first church planter sent out by CCC to plant Living Branch Church in the Fall of 2020. As I prepare to make this transition, I do so with an enormous amount of gratitude that I have been 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 supports me so faithfully through the constant demands of ministry. In 2010 through our role as foster care parents, God brought our foster son Henry into our lives. In May of 2015, the Lord blessed us with our beautiful daughter Hadleigh.
As a new church planter, my free time these days is very limited, however when I do have the occasional time, I love to play golf, travel with my family, fish, run, attend any sporting event possible, hike, and be outdoors.
I truly love the church, I love the students I have had the privilege of working with, I love to preach God’s unchanging Word, and I love the opportunity ahead of us as we prepare to plant and launch Living Branch Church. While ministry has and continues to be a huge part of my life, 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!