Hi there! Welcome to my blog. I've been a follower of Jesus for most of my life. I'm married to an amazing woman, Holly, who I co-labor with in more ways than I can count. I am a Dad to three miracle children...1 who wasn't supposed to be possible and 2 who adopted us when they were 6 and 8 from Ukraine. In my ministry career, I've been a Worship Leader, a Student Pastor, a Church Planter/Lead Pastor, Missionary and Corporate Chaplain to my resume. I use my experiences (and the other stuff I'm learning) to take the Good News of the Kingdom to the poor and vulnerable around the world. A greater joy is helping others use their gifting and experiences to engage in mission as well.
I spend a lot time traveling to the nations where we train pastors and community leaders, teach community healthcare, develop sustainable business through micro-enterprise, integrate agricultural advances, facilitate marriage enrichment, and many other things deemed necessary. I also am privileged to head up missions and mobilization for Crossbridge Church in Sugar Land, TX.
When I'm stateside I spend time with local church and business leaders where we work together to connect people to tangible mission opportunities. Sometimes I speak. Sometimes I lead worship. Sometimes I just go with my family to our home church where we enjoy serving together to help people connect with God. We believe that local Church is the vessel for mission, and we give a lot of our time to investing in Church.
This site is about mission. These thoughts are not to recruit you to work with Links (though you are welcome and wanted if the Lord leads), these posts are not to talk you into adoption (though we would celebrate that calling with you and help you along the way), these posts aren't to get you to come to our church (though we would love to have you there as well). My prayer is that the things we talk about here would encourage you and even equip you to live faithfully on the mission God has created you for.
Mission is for all of us. All of our missional callings won't look the same, and they shouldn't, but each of us is indeed called to mission. I hope you find encouragement for the journey and strength to follow God's call on your life. We each have 1 life and ultimately 1 mission (to know, love and follow God and then to faithfully take the GOOD NEWS of Jesus to the ends of the earth).
Please feel free to comment, ask questions, ask for help or ask for prayer. We're in this together. We're better together.
For the Kingdom,