I came to know Jesus in my undergrad in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. In college I was surrounded by different who had a relationship with Him and through different conversations that I had with family members and friends of family, I came to a point where I realized that I needed Him. I had prayed a prayer when I was 13, but it really didn’t settle in or mean that I had a personal relationship with the Lord. College was when I really had a huge hunger and when the Holy Spirit started working in my life and gave me a desire for His Word. From there, getting engaged in church really helped me solidify what it meant to know Christ and to have a personal relationship with Him.
While at DTS a professor from one of my preaching classes approached me and told me about Christ Chapel, said that it was an amazing church and that there was a great opportunity. My wife, Natalie, and I had been praying about next steps and dreaming a little bit. This is exactly what we were hoping to have after seminary as a way to get our feet wet in ministry, acclimate and get used to a staff, see how things work and have other folks speaking into our lives. After getting to Christ Chapel and meeting the people – it’s one of the healthiest churches that I’ve experienced. There is an attitude of excellence in everything that is done around here and it’s all for Jesus and for God’s glory. I’m just excited to be a part of that.
As a family, we love anything outside – whether it’s on water, near water, camping or hiking. My wife and I have been married for 11 years and we have two kids, a 6-year-old named Elijah and a 2-year-old named Elliahna.