In God’s providence I was born a pastor’s kid, and at age five I became a follower of Jesus Christ. As a teenager I experienced an undeniable call from God to pastoral ministry, and under the guidance of my father I preached my first sermon at age fifteen. After receiving my undergrad degree (2004) I spent the next four years serving in college ministry before returning to my hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina where I have been serving as the Lead Pastor of Laurel Baptist Church since 2008.
Kathleen and I were married in 2004, and we are wonderfully blessed to be the parents of three children – Kate, Keegan, and Ellie.
This site is intended first to encourage the flock that God has given me to shepherd at Laurel, but I am equally grateful to any extent that others may be helped by the material they find here. You’ll find articles, recommended reading, and study/sermon resources, but don’t be surprised to find an occasional post about my family, Disney, and life in general.
Laurel Baptist Church
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