I was Born in Tampa Florida in 1983, my family moved to the small rural town of Branford, Florida when I was five years old. I can honestly say I am a true “Floridian”. I have often said that I was born in the church because I was blessed to have to two God-fearing parents who taught my brother and I the great truths of the Bible and of the great price that Jesus Christ paid for our sins on Calvary’s Cross.
I accepted Jesus into my heart when I was a little boy, and have been told it wasn’t a rare discovery to find me in my bedroom preaching Christ and Him crucified to my stuffed animals. To my knowledge they all accepted Christ as Lord and Savior (HAHA). God has from my earliest years given a heart of compassion for the lost. I have known from my youth the call of God on my life to be in full time ministry. It is my heart to minister to anyone God places in my path reaching them with the message of Salvation by Grace Alone through Faith Alone in Christ Alone to the Glory of God the Father.
I met my wife Stephanie when we were 12 years old. On September 20, 2003, we were married and two and a half years later on January 5, 2006 God blessed us with our first child, a spunky little boy we call Noah. We currently reside in Daytona Beach with Noah and our pug Otis.
I love God’s Word and encourage all I come in contact with to devote their lives to the reading and studying of the Bible. My favorite authors and speakers are John MacArthur, John Piper, James MacDonald, and Alistair Begg. My IPOD® is also loaded with the best messages the men have to offer (my brother often informs me that it is supposed to be loaded with music, but I work for a radio station, who needs music). In my free time (what is that) you will find me spending time with my family and friends, reading and studying for the next youth meeting, listening to my IPOD® or on the golf course(There is no greater place outside of God’s house than a golf course). I also love to travel, there is nothing that thrills me more than the idea of going somewhere new, especially a mission trip or speaking at a church or youth event. However, my travel thus far in life has been limited to motor vehicles as I have been unsuccessful in many attempts to fly( I actually purchased a ticket to fly to Ohio once, obviously I didn’t get to go). By I am steadfast in holding out hope that one day I will be able to fly. The way I look at it I am guaranteed at least one flight. The Bible says I will met the Lord Jesus in the air!
I serve as the Youth Pastor at Crosswalk Church in Daytona Beach. Our passion is fulfilling the Great Commission of Matthew 28:19-20 by obeying Matthew 16:24 where Jesus said, "If any man should come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross and follow me". My passion is to reach today’s young people with the power truth of the gospel. I love to preach and teach God’s Word and I long with all my heart to be part of what God is doing in young people today and it is my prayer that He will use me to spark a hunger and thirst for righteousness holiness and truth in the hearts of young people around the world. In addition to serving my church I am also privileged to work at the Cornerstone in Daytona Beach Florida. A Christian radio station devoted to “reaching the lost for Christ and discipling the saved”.