This is a picture of my family. I am the father of seven children, six girls and one boy. I’m the husband to my beautiful wife, Melinda. For ten years, I served as Pastor in the Black Hills of South Dakota. In January 2015, I moved with my family to the beautiful state of Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains. It’s my great privilege and honor to serve an amazing group of people at Evergreen Presbyterian Church, a Church in the Presbyterian Church in America.
I’m the son of a Pastor, the grandson of two Pastors, and the great grandson of missionaries to South Africa. I’ve imbibed Christianity from my earliest days. I majored in History and Business Administration at Indiana Wesleyan University. I received a Master’s of Divinity at Mid-America Reformed Seminary and a Th.M. at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Currently, I am a D.Min. student at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte.
My interests are in thinking through the best way to explain Christianity and show that it is relevant, practical, and helpful to the modern world. I enjoy studying and thinking about organizational development, leadership, politics, and theology come together. I’ve learned a lot from C.S. Lewis, Francis Schaeffer, Francis Turretin, Wilhelmus a Brakel, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Andy Stanley, among many others.