Journeying to the Cross and Beyond

As you read this, we are drawing near to the end of our journey through the Season of Lent. More specifically, as I write this it is April Fool’s Day but more importantly it is Thursday of Holy Week and moment by moment and day by day, we are drawing closer to the...

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Drawing Closer to the Great “I AM”

Now having moved into March, we are a little over a month away from Resurrection (Easter) Sunday. As we continue our journey to the cross and the empty tomb, we do so while remaining in the Season of Lent, a time of self-examination, reflection and repentance. As we...

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Living a Life in Gratitude

We of course just finished a message series entitled: A Life Lived in Gratitude for which the words of Paul were reflected throughout the messages. Here are those words again: Rejoice always. 17 Pray continually. 18 Give thanks in every situation because this is God’s...

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It is a New Year and I am Grateful!

I know it is probably something I say every year (and maybe you do as well), but it is hard to believe that the New Year is upon us. Even though this is the case, I find myself more ready and willing to take on the New Year and all that lies ahead than it seems in...

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Senior Pastor

What a joy it is to serve as Senior Pastor of China Spring United Methodist Church. I have been blessed to walk alongside the church in completing the building process for both of our current ministry buildings, the Youth building and the Main Building.  The new location and new buildings enable us, not only to continue our existing ministries to the community as we move forward in service and faith, but also to offer new opportunities for ministry bringing the good news of Jesus Christ to the world. 

God has placed a passion within me to share my faith in Christ with others.  I delight in helping people deepen their relationship with Christ and discover both how they can share their faith story and how they can identify their own unique God given gifts to serve those in need.  

I continue to be joyfully amazed at the incredible work God accomplishes through us when we are willing to be obedient in sharing our faith with others and using our gifts to further God’s Kingdom.  It is a blessing to serve in the local church and lead others into loving relationships with God that shape and mold how they interact with the people and the world around them. 

I am a 2004 graduate of Northwood University, receiving a B.A. in Business Administration. In 2009, I earned a Master of Divinity with honors from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University.

Before hearing my call to ministry, I spent 15 years working in the commercial printing industry holding jobs in many areas of production and management before moving into sales. During my transition from printing into ministry, I spent three years working in the residential real estate and appraisal business.

My wife and I met in 1984 as college freshmen at Stephen F. Austin. We married in 1987 and recently celebrated 33 years of marriage. We rarely worship together, as she is also an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church, serving as Senior Pastor at Hewitt First United Methodist Church. Having two pastors in the same household makes for an interesting life and sometimes a challenging schedule.  But, neither of us, would change a thing, as we know we are each called by God to ordained ministry.  I consider it a blessing to have Cynthia as both, my wife and colleague.

Our biggest blessing and greatest joy is our daughter Krystine.  She is a beautiful, compassionate and energetic 29-year old. Krystine currently lives near Austin and works in the tech industry.

Most of my hobbies include the outdoors: hunting, fishing, golfing, hiking in the woods or doing yard work. I truly ENJOY experiencing the beauty of God’s creation in its many different forms.

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