I was born in Jacksonville, NC to a military family. My father served our country in the USMC throughout my childhood. Although my parents were strict, I was raised in a lost home. I grew up with no knowledge of God or of His wonderful love for me. It was through the faithful witness of a young marine, that the Gospel was presented to my father. When I was twelve years old, my father trusted Christ as his personal Saviour and shortly thereafter, my mother was saved. From that moment forward we faithfully attended church as a family. Unfortunately, several years passed before I made a decision to trust Christ as my personal Saviour. As a senior in high school, I recognized my need to be saved and trusted Christ as my personal Saviour. From that point forward, God began to do a great work in my life and I praise Him for it. I can honestly say that He turned my life right side up!
God saved my life and changed my desires. I enrolled in Bible College and started classes one year after I was saved. It was in Bible College that the Lord called me to preach. I answered the call and began my preparation for His service. I began to seize the opportunities God gave to serve Him in our local church. I graduated from Bible College in 2004 with a degree in Bible and Pastoral Theology. It was also in Bible College that I met my wonderful wife.
After Bible College, my wife and I had the opportunity to serve the Lord in various ministries. The Lord has blessed us with three beautiful children. Juliahna is 11 years old, Briahna is 9 years old and Joseph is 8 years old. It has been a real blessing to raise our children in a Christian home.