I am one of those Christians whose testimony does not have any controversy in order to spice up the story. I always believed it could use some embellishment; but, I will refrain from it at this point. I grew up in a pretty normal home. My mother has been a believer for most of her life. My father, while not a believer until I was 5 or 6, did grow up in church. I became a believer at a very young age, young enough that I cannot remember a date. This uncertainty was cleared up on July 6th of 1992 when, at Homestead Bible Camp, I rededicated my life to the Lord and gave Him my life for His ministry.
Call to the Ministry
I went to Trinity Internationl University in the fall of 1996 to major in youth ministry. In 1999 I left Trinity without finishing my degree. In June 2002 I came on as an Area Missionary with American Missionary Fellowship (AMF), running Homestead Bible Camp, and partnered with Eaton Baptist Church of Eaton, CO as their Youth Director.
In June of 2004 I attended New Missionary Orientation at the AMF Home Office in Villanova, PA where I met Rachel Pinkerton who was already a missionary with AMF. A year later, we were married and she joined me in Colorado. We have been married 12 years and work alongside each other in ministry. She is the love of my life. We have two children, Noah and Hannah, and enjoy seeing them grow in the Lord and share Him with others.
I went back to Trinity International University in the fall of 2009, finishing my degree in December of 2013. I have been at New Hope Baptist Church serving the youth since February of 2016 and was recently called to be the Senior Pastor beginning in September of 2017. I love being in full-time ministry. Being able to be a part of God’s plan to spread the Gospel and to disciple His people is my calling in life.