Education: D.Min. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
M.Div. Talbot School of Theology,
B.A. Biola University.
Comment to those looking at my sermons: My passion is to communicate the Scriptures to postmodernity, especially for Christians seeking to live a life of authentic discipleship and seekers investigating what the Christian life is all about.
Sermon or series that made a difference: A series on Jonah called "Fulfilling Your Life Purpose." In response to what God was saying during this series, one of our church members quit his job, became a missionary with a relief organization, and moved out of state.
Family: Married to Chris for 17 years. Four children, all boys, between ages 11 and 4.
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Keep it short! Keep it interesting.
Best advice given to me about preaching: "Let the text do its thing in people’s lives." Earl Palmer
Books that have had an impact: Haddon Robinson’s "Biblical Preaching" and John R. W. Stott’s "Between Two Worlds." Also Philip Yancey’s "What’s So Amazing About Grace," and Charles Colson’s "The Body."
Hobbies: Reading, Baseball, Golf, Fishing
Something funny that happened while preaching: Once I talked about a construction site that had stopped building half-way through the project due to lack of funding. I used it as an example of not counting the cost. After the service, one of our musicians brought a first-time guest up to me and said, "I’d like to introduce you to my friend Bob. He owns that construction site you mentioned this morning." Fortunately, the musician was only joking!
What I want on my tombstone: Always Faithful