Reflecting on Holy Places

As I begin, I want to do so with a question. So…How would you define a sacred or holy place? Before you answer, I do not mean places that Christians go to on a pilgrimage such as the Red Sea where God parted the waters for the Israelites, the city of Bethlehem where...

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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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