I was born and raised in Charlotte, NC, where I experienced my call to ministry at an early age. After exploring other possible paths along the way, I majored in Church Music at Pfeiffer College, and answered the call to pastoral ministry while completing my studies there. I received my M.Div. at Boston University School of Theology, worked and lived in Boston for a couple more years, and returned to NC in 1990 for my first appointment at a two-point charge in Stanly County. I have also served appointments in High Point, Newton, Cramerton, Peachland and Greensboro before coming to Oak Hill.
Music is a lifelong passion and outlet for me, so I am grateful for opportunities to share music in worship and ministry. Over the years, I have coordinated ministries in area prisons, served on mission teams to Nicaragua, Mexico, Guatemala, and the Appalachians, and enjoy serving in diverse ways in the local community. My deepest passion is to serve Jesus by serving others – sharing the Gospel of grace and healing, and helping others find their gifts and passion in Christ.
I am married to my gracious wife, Stephanie, and we enjoy spending time with our Old English Sheepdog, Isabella, and our rescue tabby cat named Sienna.