My story

My wife Teresa and I have been married since 2006. We have two sons, Samuel and Isaiah, and three daughters, Eliana, Charlotte, and Marilla. We are grateful for God’s blessings in our family, and we are eager to see our family grow and be a blessing to those around us. When we are able, our family enjoys reading and spending time in the outdoors, gardening, and raising chickens and ducks.

I grew up in a Christian environment, and I have always believed the Bible to be true. As a small child, I came to a point where I understood that I was a sinner, and that I desperately needed forgiveness from God through Jesus. I cried out to God for salvation! God’s grace has proven sufficient time and time again as I navigate through the many struggles, temptations, and trials of life.

When I was about 10, I asked my grandma to show me how to go about reading the Bible. I remember that she gave me a copy of Our Daily Bread and showed me how I can read through the Bible in a year. This started me on a path of learning and growing in God’s Word. My passion for serving God was cultivated through my local church where I played music and taught Sunday school, and also through a local camp, Cocolalla Lake Bible Camp (CLBC). I started serving at CLBC in the summers when I was 13. I soon found that I enjoyed teaching the Bible, and helping others love God and His Word.

After college, I knew that I was called to be in full-time ministry. I accepted a position with InFaith as the Area Youth Missionary for Northern Idaho and the Greater Spokane area. Most of my responsibilities related back to CLBC where I was the program director. I spent most of my time discipling youth and teaching the Bible. I was also given many opportunities to preach in various churches, and from there, I soon sensed that God was calling me to pastoral ministry.

This led me to seek a church to shepherd, and then to Crossroads. I am daily humbled by God’s grace and goodness. As a pastor, I am committed to biblical shepherding, expository preaching, and long-term discipleship. I desire to apply the gospel to every situation, ultimately showing how Jesus Christ is all-satisfying and most glorious.

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Stuff I like

Below are preachers and books that have most shaped my life and ministry, as well as a few things I enjoy. Finally, I listed a few of my secondary theological convictions for those who want to know where I’m coming from. Our church allows for differences on secondary matters, so these are not essentials.