I’ve always considered myself a caricature of Bible Belt Christianity in a lot of ways. I grew up in a Christian home, went to church every Sunday and even went to a Christian school. I prayed the prayer when I was six and believe I understood the gospel the best I could at that time. For as long as I could remember, the gospel was always something I believed. And to be honest, I never really questioned it.
When I was in college my father passed away unexpectedly. That event made me question if I really believed all the things I grew up claiming to believe. Was God actually in control? Was God actually good? Could I still trust Him? As I asked those questions, however, I experienced the Lord in ways I never had up to that point. The eternal implications of Christ’s death and resurrection became more beautiful than ever before.
The Lord also used that season to impress upon me that life is short and that I wanted to use the days God has graciously given me to tell others about His goodness. That ultimately led me to Christ Chapel where I’ve been given the gift of preaching His Word to young adults.
When I’m not preaching or hanging with college students, I love to travel, write and hang with my wife, Hailee.