Bio: Born and raised in Portsmouth, VA, I eventually landed in upstate SC because when God calls I move. I gave my life to Christ in 1987 and surrendered to the call to ministry in 1997. I am a three-time graduate from Liberty University and Theological Seminary: BS in Religion (2003), the MA in Religion (Leadership concentration – 2006), and the Master of Divinity (Pastoral Ministries – 2013). I have served as a worship leader and senior pastor in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia since 1996, and now serve as a Lead Pastor and Mental Health Coach. After experiencing a divorce, God graciously gave me my wife, Jennifer, whom I married in September 2015. Between the two of us, we have 8 children. Jennifer and I both love people and long to see them enter into a relationship with Christ and walk in the power of His Spirit. I pray that these thoughts I share will challenge and inspire you to greater heights and deeper depths for the glory of Christ.
As of October 8, 2018, this site is called “Honest Thoughts from a Pastor”. Pastors are often forced to sugarcoat the truth and water down things to spare the feelings of others. When I was going to counseling through my divorce, authenticity was encouraged. You have been warned. I might be more real than you want to handle. Ultimately, I want to help people in their Christian walk. I want to encourage pastors. I want to minister healing to the wounded. If I can help you beyond this blog or you want to know more about me, you can go to any of the following: