I can’t remember a time when I didn’t go to church. However, I was not saved and born
again until I was 12, when I was convicted of my sin by the Holy Spirit and repented in the living
room of my home.
As I matured in my faith and began to serve in the church I began to realize I had a
calling to ministry. My wife, Leila, and I joined Exciting Southeast Baptist Church in August of
2003 serving as the Music Minister; in April 2005 I also became the Youth Pastor when that
position became available, stepping into full time ministry. I served in that dual role for 13 years
until I was asked to become the Associate Pastor while remaining Music Minister. In June of
2019 God placed a call on our lives to pursue a Senior Pastor position. In August of 2019 we
accepted that call at Utopia Baptist Church.
My wife, Leila, and I have 4 beautiful girls: Abby, Maggie, Cady, and Hadlee, and 1
handsome boy, Cameron. Families have always been a central part of our ministry. Our vision
as we lead in ministry is to see whole families come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior and
serve together in a local church.
In all things I try to live by Matthew 6:33: “But seek first his kingdom and his
righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” I encourage you all to seek
Jesus first in all you do, recognizing that it’s all about HIM!