Education: I graduated from Nyack College in May 2007, Magna with a B.S. in Pastoral Ministry and Bible. I have taken courses from Homiletics to Courses in Evangelism. I am currently working on my M.A. in Evangelism and Church Planting studying through Liberty University Long Distance Program.
Comment to those looking at my sermons: If I was to die tonight, I would go in peace because I know that someone like you has read/heard what God wanted me to say!
Sermon or series that made a difference: Walk with me with integrity.
One of my favorite illustrations: I really do not have a favorite illustration, I like to use many saying and proverbs from different places of the world. I also like to use real life events to show that what is being preached really does happen in the world.
Family: I got married in May 24 2008 and I have learned a lot in my short time of marriage. It is an experiance like no other and in this experiance I am learning more and more how deep the love of Christ really is for His bride.
What my parents think of my sermons: My parents really like my sermons. They think that I go in depth and they think that what I preach usually relates to the church very well.
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: I ask my spouse but she usually says that it was or good. She might give me pointers on what I should watch out for or what I can use more. She’s a blessing :)
Best advice given to me about preaching: "Your not as good as they say and your not as bad as they say" and "Listen to your enemies because they know your weak point." We sometimes need to listen to what people are saying about us because they can see the weak points that I can not see in myself.
Books that have had an impact: The BIBLE :). I also really liked the book by C.S. Lewis, "Screwtape Letters." There are various, but non that to I can say had an impact. They might have shead light on certain things that I knew or needed to know.
Hobbies: Almost anything that has to do with regular sports and extreme sports. Irally like to collect books, preferably books that have to do with religion.
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: "Jesus Loves You, and so do I"
Something funny that happened while preaching: There are verious things that have happened that were funny while preaching (most of which were not part of the sermon because preaching is a serious and the reality that hell exists and that we need Jesus is not a laughing matter). The funniest is once when I was preaching and I had a translater translating into Portuguese for me. In the sermon I said, "Ripe like a mango" and he translated, "Like a bagel."
What I want on my tombstone: For His Glory!