I believe that God has called and endowed me for service by divine appointment (Isa. 61:1-2). Loving God and loving people are my top priorities (Mat. 22:37-40). Those under my care are encouraged, by the faithful exposition of the Word of God, to express their love toward God through corporate worship and to pursue a life of personal holiness. They are encouraged to express their love toward others by actively participating in fellowship, missions and evangelism. By submitting my heart to Jesus Christ, I depend on Him to orchestrate my steps as a servant-leader. My desire is to shepherd and disciple His lambs, so that each one will experience transformation by His power, and receive His many blessings. My goal is to encourage His followers to become mature believers and zealous soul winners. As a Pastor, I share Peter’s philosophy: “Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly; nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock” (1 Pet. 5:2-3). As an Evangelist, I share Paul’s philosophy: “I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more…. I have become all things to all men that I might by all means save some” (1 Cor. 9:19, 22).
EDUCATION Dallas Theological Seminary Degree: Master of Theology Major: Pastoral Leadership Honors: Cum Laude
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Degree: none Program: Master of Divinity Church: Village Church of Barrington
University of Illinois – Urbana Degree: Bachelor of Science Major/Minor: Psych./Philosophy Honors: National Dean’s List
MINISTRY EXPERIENCE Everywhere Possible, November 2008 – current USA, Canada, Iceland, France, G.B. Evangelist. Daily sharing the gospel, ministering to people, winning many to Christ.
Grace Church of Glendora, September 2007 – November 2008 Glendora, CA Associate Pastor of Evangelism. Developed, implemented and led an outreach program that consisted of classroom instruction and field training. Integrated outreach into existing and developing church ministries, programs and special events by meeting with the leadership in each area to plan and implement uniquely for each of them. Increased baptisms by 59% and new members by 78%, during the first year. Other churches have successfully implemented the program. Trained 50+ VBS volunteers to use the Wordless Book® effectively. Led a small-group men’s Bible study.
St. Joseph Health System & Solari Hospice, February 2002 – October 2004 Santa Ana, CA Hospice Chaplain. Comforted and counseled bereaved family members and conducted memorial and graveside services. Presented the gospel to many patients, family members and friends, resulting a number of conversions.
Enhancing Life for Our Homeless, Inc., September 1996 – August 1997 Denton, TX Senior Pastor. Provided spiritual leadership and vision for a homeless shelter.
Central Baptist Church, September 1994 – August 1996 Plano, TX Assistant Pastor of Evangelism. Helped increase church membership by over 100, primarily through semi-weekly visitation and outreach into the surrounding community. Filled the pulpit during the pastor’s absence.
First Baptist Church, September 1992 – August 1993 Dallas, TX Evangelism Assistant. Conducted visitation and outreach for Dr. Joel Gregory, resulting in numerous public professions and church baptisms.
Faith Baptist Church, September 1991 – April 1992 Madisonville, TX Interim Pastor. Assumed weekly preaching and teaching responsibilities for a small congregation.