My hometown is Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and I was born on July 8th, 1984. My wife Roni and I have two children, Noah and Lucy June and one is on the way.
When I have time to relax, I enjoy reading books, playing video games, playing with my kids, and watching TV with my wife. My favorite place to visit is Disneyland. The whole family has a great time there. My dream vacation would be going to Rome and Israel, to see all the ancient history. My favorite indulgence is going to the gym. I like to run and lift weights.
There are too many favorite books to list (I majored in English), so I’ll try to keep it to a handful: The Pastor by Eugene Peterson, The Spirit of the Disciplines by Dallas Willard; Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton (I was a dinosaur nut as a kid and now my son is), The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis, Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Waterson and The Divine Comedy by Dante… My parents still have a huge impact on my life. They raised me in the faith, they encouraged me to become a pastor, and they still offer encouragement and support when I need it.
My favorite Bible verse is Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble”.