Family: My wife, Kelly, and I have been married since 2001, we met in college on a blind date. We have two preschool-aged sons, John and Eli. They help make every day and adventure!
Education: I went to high school in Pilot Point, TX, graduated with a BS in Computer Science from Baylor in 1995, received a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Seminary in 2004, a Master of Arts in Sociology of Religion from Baylor in 2008, and a Ph.D. in Sociology of Religion from Baylor in 2010.
Ministry Roles: Executive Pastor
When came to Rhea's Mill: July 2010
Ministry/Work Experience: Before coming to Rhea's Mill I did research and taught at Baylor while working on a Ph.D. Before that, I was Student Pastor at Eastern Hills Baptist in Garland. Before that, I was Youth Minister at First Baptist Church in Riesel, TX.
First Car: Black 1988 Ford Bronco II, standard transmission, with cb antennae whipping in the wind. God rest its soul, it was awesome.
Whatcha favorite tunes on your ipod/phone/cd/cassette/8 track/vinyl/phonograph? This is where I date myself and show how uncool I am. I like pretty much anything released from 1990 to 1998. The boys bands/Brittney Spears came on the scene in '99 and killed everything good. Sirius 90's on 9 and Lithium are my sweet spot. My most played Pandora channels are Andrew Peterson, Robbie Seay Band, DMB, Coldplay, John Mayer, and Norah Jones.
Favorite Season? Why? Football season. The weather brings a respite from the long, Texas summer. The music of marching bands is in the air. Everyone is wearing their colors and hopeful for a winning season. Tales of past glories are told in the stands. Homecoming. You get to high five people you don't know. I love football season. Oh, and Sic'em Bears!
First job? Two days after 8th grade was over my dad came to me and said, "I figure it's about time you went to work." I started working in the family cabinet business.