What’s there to say to introduce myself? I would summarize my life as quite busy, most of the time. I’ve been married to Amanda since 2000 and we have two daughters, Faith and Hope. I come from a military family, and I served in the Infantry as a Paratrooper for eight years, where I served in South Korea, Egypt, and Iraq. I left the Army to attend Seminary education, and I’ve attended Liberty and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
I love God’s church and want to see her grow in holiness and health. I’m convinced that moving into that holiness and health begins with knowing who God is and who we are in relation to Him. We can’t worship God rightly if we don’t know who we are worshiping. God has granted me His gift of teaching and preaching. I pray that God continues to grant me the opportunities to help others worship God by helping them understand whom we worship. "Go and make disciples of all nations” in my personal life looks like helping others read God’s Word rightly so we can repent and believe rightly.
My favorite Scriptures change from time to time, and it usually depends on just which Scripture I’ve been reading lately. Still, I think Matthew’s Gospel, in particular Matthew 5-7 ranks among my constant favorite. Other passages include Ephesians, Galatians, Philippians, Jonah, and the Psalms. Other influences have been Andreas Köstenberger (Invitation to Biblical Interpretation), Tom Schreiner (The King and His Beauty), Kevin Vanhoozer (Is There Meaning in this Text?), and Stephen Runge (Discourse Grammar). I also enjoy reading the more devotional works from authors like D.A. Carson, John Piper, G.K. Chesterton, and C.S. Lewis.
I’d love to hear from you! Please feel free to look me up in Facebook, or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.