Education: I am a graduate of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Seminary (a.k.a. Faith Seminary) in Tacoma, Washington. Master of Divinity.
Comment to those looking at my sermons: I appreciate any constructive critisism and welcome comments. I would also love to hear if I’ve been able to help your ministry in some small way.
One of my favorite illustrations: Anything that grabs peoples attention, even better if they can laugh and learn at the same time.
Family: I have a wife and a daughter.
What my parents think of my sermons: My mother is very proud. I’m sure my dad would be as well, but he has passed to be with the Lord.
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She is an inspiration by being both my biggest fan and my biggest critic.
Best advice given to me about preaching: Preach what the passages say to yourself. Generally, you won’t talk down to people and the words will come from the heart rather than canned speach.
Use illustrations, props, or other attention getting tools. It’s these tools that people will remember long afterwards.
Books that have had an impact: Case for Christ - Beautiful description of a logical approach to discovering who Jesus was.
Hobbies: I have a full time job as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. My church duties are a passion that occupy most of my free time. But, I do enjoy some video games and watching movies when I’m able to fit them in.
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Love God with all your heart, all your soul and all your mind. But, if you follow that advice, you’ll do more than just sit there; you’ll actually DO something to show that love - serve your fellow men, serve the Lord, study his scriptures.
What I want on my tombstone: Cared about people. Loved his family. Had a heart for God.