Education: B.A. (Religion Major)- Houghton College, Houghton, NY, 1999
M.Div. - United Theological Seminary at Buffalo, 2003
Enrolled in a D.Min. program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Comment to those looking at my sermons: I pray that you find them encouraging and can discover in them my heart. My prayer as I write each sermon is that those who hear will see in me an authentic, passionate follower of Jesus Christ.
Family: My wife Erica and I have been married for 10 years. We were married during my sophomore year of college. We have four children, Peigh who is nine, Josiah who is seven, Benjamin who is one, and Isaac who went to be with the Lord at age 17 days in October of 2001. We are also expecting another child who is due in February of 2008.
What my parents think of my sermons: They think theyï¿½re great!
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: For the most part she thinks I do a wonderful job but is the first to tell me if I screw up.
Best advice given to me about preaching: Come from the heart!
Books that have had an impact: "The Wounded Healer" - Henri Nouwen
"Failing Forward" - John C. Maxwell
"He Chose the Nails" - Max Lucado
"The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership" John C. Maxwell
"The Dream Giver" - Bruce Wilkinson
"The Prayer of Jabez" - Bruce Wilkinson
"The Treasure Principle" - Randy Alcorn
"Where Is God When It Hurts?" - Philip Yancey
Hobbies: Golf; Bowling; Fishing; Model Railroading; and my favorite - BOATING!
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Be a PASSIONATE, AUTHENTIC disciple of Jesus Christ!
Something funny that happened while preaching: A woman in one of my first churches passed out.
What I want on my tombstone: A Passionate Disciple of Jesus