As a committed follower of Jesus Christ, it is my passion to help others grow in their faith and share God’s love. This passion is what clarifies my sense of God’s vision for the people I serve.
My professional ministry began in 1991 with the people of New Hannover Presbyterian Church in Mechanicville, VA, where I served in a part time youth ministry role while I was attending Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA. After graduation, I took a full-time position with First Presbyterian Church in Bristol, TN where I served in the role of Director of Youth Ministry and Christian Education. In 1997, we moved to First Presbyterian Church in Morristown, TN, where I again served in the role of Director of Youth Ministry and Christian Education. During my service with Morristown I completed the additional education requirements to become a “Certified Christian Educator”. Having served the people of Morristown through a pastoral transition, my sense of call began to change and I felt led to a ministry of Word and Sacrament. I was ordained by the PCUSA in 2003 and began my service to First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson City, TN, as Pastor. While serving the people of Jefferson City I earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in 2009. In 2011, my family and I moved to Lilburn, GA, to accept the position of Pastor/Head of Staff at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church.
On the personal side, I have been blessed with a wonderful wife, Carolyn, and three incredible daughters: Morgan, Amanda and Hannah. In my spare time, I enjoy time with my family, reading, and refurbishing antique cars