My hope is that through my experiences over the past 31 years as a follower of Jesus and my 14 years in the local church that I am able to help you become a better version of you.
The following are a few things that I am proud to say God has allowed me to experience on my journey.
- over 14 years as a local church pastor serving in churches from 100 to 28,000 in attendance.
- served as the Range Chaplain for Okeechobee Shooting Sports in Florida (2008-2009)
- Eagle Scout
- host of First Impressions / Assimilation www.streettotheseat.com
- Masters of Arts in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas (1998)
- Bachelor of Science in Forestry from Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas (1992)
- awarded the “Outstanding Young Religious Education Leader” in 2002 by the Baptist Association of Christian Educators.
- on faculty at Rockbridge Seminary – fully online seminary focused on the purposes of scripture www.rockbridgeseminary.org – teaching on Fellowship and Evangelism.
- served from 2005-2007 as the Membership Pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA for Pastor Rick Warren
- church planter
- served as Spiritual Growth Pastor, Pastor of Adult Ministries, Minister of Education, Young Married Adults, and Small Groups in several churches
- overseeing 1st impressions and weekend logistics from 100 – 25,000 plus
- assisting the transition of churches to small groups and purpose-driven
- development and implementation of assimilation strategies
- transitioning of church structures
- evaluating systems and structures of the local church for health/growth
- implementation of C.L.A.S.S. into church structures
- teaching national and international conferences
- working with denominations and associations
- consulting with churches around the world