Joined Centerpoint Staff: 2009
Areas of Ministry: Teaching, Pastoral Care, Leadership Development, Vision Casting, Praying a lot!
Family: Wife – Debbie Kids – Cameron, Evan and Graham
Saved: 1980, because some friends from Campus Crusade for Christ told me how to have a personal relationship with Jesus.
Previous Line of Work: Associate Pastor at Frazer Memorial UMC in Montgomery, AL
One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating: Designing/building ministry from the ground up.
Food: Steak & potatoes
Snack Food: Fresh almonds
Authors: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Larry Osborne, Bill Hybels, Chuck Colson, Rick Warren
Movies: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Master and Commander: the far side of the world, The Fugitive, Hunt for Red October, The Passion of the Christ, Inception, While you were Sleeping.
TV Show: Everybody loves Raymond
Musical Artists: Keith Green, The Beatles, Jesus Culture, Hillsong, U2, DC Talk
Actor: Harrison Ford
Actress: Sandra Bullock
Time of Day: Early morning
Place in the World: Colorado Rocky Mountains
Place to Pray: While walking
Recreational Activities/Hobbies: Snow skiing, basketball, jogging, I am just beginning to learn how to play golf.
Scripture: Luke 9:23-24
Sports Team: Kansas State Wildcats
Sport: NCAA Men’s Basketball
Food: Brussels Sprouts
Snack Food: Skittles
Time of Day: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Place in the World: Any shopping mall
Sports Team: Kansas University Jayhawks
Life Motto: “It’s all about relationships”
Two People I’d Like to Meet: Abraham Lincoln & King David
My Hero: Billy Graham
One of My Greatest Experiences with God: Every time I deliver a message I ask God to speak and move me out of the way. It is wonderful to experience Him doing exactly that. God gives power and conviction to the words I say and orders my thoughts as I prepare and deliver my messages. He moves people and challenges them in amazing ways that often surprise me. I have a very real sense that I am doing exactly what God wants me doing when I teach His Word. As Eric Liddell, the Olympic champion, said in Chariots of Fire, “I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.”
Most People Don’t Know This About Me: I went to a VERY small rural high school in Kansas. There were 24 people in my graduating class. I finished second in my class and barely made the top 10%.