I was born in Somers Point NJ and raised in Newark DE. Although raised in a loving family and church, religion was a mere intellectual and infrequent exercise for me through my earlier adulthood. I was commissioned as an Officer of Marines after graduating from college in 1989, and subsequently stationed in Southern California. There I met my lovely wife Jill; we were married in 1993.
I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ at a Promise Keepers event in 1995 at the LA Coliseum. Jesus has done a great work in me; he has taught me to forgive others, to love others and to wait on Him. The Lord moved us to many places, and put us in many different churches during my career in the Marine Corps. While stationed in 29 Palms and later the Bay Area, the Lord developed in us a great passion for His word under Pastors Jerel Hagerman (Joshua Springs Calvary Chapel) and Brian Heminger (CCHMB).
Jill and I are part of the original “core group” of CCHMB, and have been a part of the leadership since it’s inception in 2001. Although I was redeployed to New Orleans later, in 2006, with our time in the Marine Corps coming to a close, we felt the Lord calling us back to serve under Brian at Calvary Chapel Half Moon Bay in whatever capacity needed. I head up the Men’s Ministry and Jill and I lead in the Children’s Ministry as well. We have one son, Sam who was gifted to us from God in 2003.