Preaching & Teaching
I had my first opportunities to preach in High School and have seldom missed a week without communicating God's Word in front of groups (50-750) for the last 10-years. I have been described as high-energy, inspirational, authentic, and Biblically-focused.
Preachers and Teachers I love: John Piper, Tim Keller, David Platt, Francis Chan
Best Books on Preaching: Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon & Communicating for a Change
From being voted chaplain of my senior class in high school to being chosen as a captain of Liberty University's Division I Track & Field Team to now as a full-time pastor it is evident that God has gifted me to lead. I love organizational leadership, casting vision, identifying values and implementing strategic plans to move the church forward.
Leadership Influences: Mark Dever, Craig Groeschel, Andy Stanley
Best Leadership Books: The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make and Advanced Strategic Planning: A 21st-Century Model for Church and Ministry Leaders
Team Building & Coaching
I thrive with a healthy team. We really are better together. I unite teams and motivate them to successfully accomplish objectives. I find fulfillment in helping other people win. I would move forward with a team rather than doing it solo any day of the week.
Theology and Apologetics
Graphic Design (View Design Portfolio)
Software Proficiency (Office, Wordpress, G-Suite, CCB, F1G, Planning Center, MailChimp, ProPresenter)
Marketing (View Results Portfolio)
Associate Pastor ~ 2015 - Present
Hired as Student Pastor, Promoted to Family Pastor in 2019, and Associate in 2022.
Serve on the Executive Leadership Team
Implement church-wide assimilation, community and discipleship strategy
Oversee 6 Staff Members and over 200 Volunteers
Oversee Church-wide Marketing
Lead Communicator in Weekly Student Gathering of 200+ people (2015-2022)
Preach Regularly in Worship Services (~750 Weekly Attendance)
Lead Admin ~ 2013 - 2015
Budget and finance manager for all operations within the Center for Ministry Training (Annual Budget over $600,000)
Assist in the planning, leading, supporting, and executing of over 20 ministry trips and 15+ Local/Domestic Outreach Teams
Human Resource Manager for (10) full-time staff members assisting in hiring, payroll, and developing and maintaining job descriptions
Other Ministry Experience
Resident Assistant at Liberty University (2009-2010)
Camp Counselor at River Valley Ranch (2007)
Intern at Grace Fellowship Church (2006)
Doctor of Ministry
Projected Completion in 2023.
Concentrating on Applied Theology and Ecclesiology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Master of Divinity
Concentrated on Theological Studies at the Liberty University School of Divinity.
Master of Arts in Religion
Concentrated on Religion & Biblical Studies at the Liberty University School of Divinity.
Bachelor of Science in Religion
Concentrated on Biblical Studies with a Minor in Greek at Liberty University. Graduated with Magna Cum Laude from the Honors Program.
Conversion, Calling and Statement of Beliefs
Click Here to view my doctrinal beliefs, conversion story, and personal calling to serve in ministry.