My wife Carolyn and I have live in Mount Pleasant, Michigan and have one daughter, seven sons, two lovely daughters-in-law and two of the cutest granddaughters ever. I am also the pastor of First Baptist Church, Mount Pleasant, Michigan and my family and I are Camp Barakel Resident Missionary Staff Appointees. We’re now in the process of raising support to join the staff of Camp Barakel with a target date, Lord willing, of March 1, 2017. Read more about our journey to Camp Barakel here.
I like to run, bike, lift weights and hike, but most of all I enjoy spending time with my family (and am I kind of a fan of strawberry cheesequake blizzards — did I mention exercise?).
Carolyn has been homeschooling our children from the start and takes incredibly good care of us all (and is a great cook — did I mention exercise?). She also loves to walk almost every day and shares her photos of the scenery and life here in Michigan.
I grew up in a pastor’s family and have been a pastor myself for almost 18 years. My path to ministry as a Pastor has been different and diverse. My background includes, working at a dry cleaner, lawn mowing, camping ministry (which included everything from cleaning toilets and building log cabins to song leading), doughnut making (and eating), cake baking, insulation installing, roofing, painting, computer systems support, insurance rating and coding, website development, and service as a U.S. Marine and as a Deputy Sheriff (whew!) — but not necessarily in that order.
I share here on the website sermon audio, quotes, pointers to helpful information for your family and the church, books I’m reading or recommending, or not, a few photos and more. And all this I hope will be a help and encouragement to you in your daily walk with Christ.