I was born and raised in Inola, Oklahoma. My parents made sure my brother and I grew up in a Christ-centered home where Biblical truth was taught in word and action. I was the typical church kid, who had all the head knowledge about God, but had never truly experienced His saving grace. On August 24, 1998 I sat in my youth pastor’s office understanding who I was, and my desperate need for a Savior. I understood the severity of my sin and under conviction of the Holy Spirit; I sought forgiveness and repented of my sin while surrendering my life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
In the days following my salvation, the Lord began to press upon my heart His plan for my life. After the prompting of the Lord, conversations with spiritual mentors, and confirmation through God’s Word, I surrendered to full-time vocational ministry in the summer of 2000. In following God’s plan for my life, I attended Oklahoma Baptist University. I graduated from OBU in May of 2006 and began pursuing a Master of Divinity from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. I graduated in May 2015 and 18 months later started the Doctor of Ministry Program at Gateway Seminary. I completed my degree in May of 2020.
While at OBU, I met my wife, Laura, who is a RN. Together we enjoy serving together as we seek to point people to Jesus and see them walk in complete obedience to Him. We have two boys, Ryker and Keagan. We love being outdoors, watching the OU Sooners and the OKC Thunder, and spending time with our families.
In 2004, I started as a youth intern at Highland Hills Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. This internship moved to a full time Minister of Students position. After four years, the Lord led my wife and I to serve as the Junior High and Recreation Pastor at First Baptist Church Ada, Oklahoma. In 2011, the Lord led my wife and I to serve as the Middle School Student Pastor at Quail Spring Baptist Church. I served in that role until the summer of 2013 when I transitioned into the Student Pastor position at QSBC. In October 2020, I made another transition at QSBC and assumed the role of Associate Executive Pastor.