I was born in Memphis, TN, lived in Wyoming until 7th grade, then returned to Memphis where I graduated from high school. I met my wife Nikki when we were students at Baylor University in Texas, and we started our marriage in Jackson, MS where I attended Reformed Theological Seminary. After graduating in 2000, I began work at a non-denominational church in Colorado Springs, CO, and then in 2006 transferred into the PCA to be the pastor of Heritage PCA in suburban St. Louis, MO. While there, I was recruited to be the local fire department chaplain, eventually becoming a volunteer firefighter with them. After several years of fruitful ministry, I accepted a call to be the senior pastor of Trinity PCA in Orangeburg, SC. While in South Carolina, I was able to play a small part in bringing a multi-ethnic church plant to Orangeburg. Through that experience, I discerned a call into church planting, and with Trinity’s support, I moved to the metro Boston area to plant Boston North PCA. Once Boston North was off the ground, we realized that we wanted to return to the South, and so I joyfully accepted the call to be the senior pastor here at Sycamore!
Nikki and I are the parents of five wonderful children: Shaylea, Joseph, Emma, Isla, and Benjamin. We enjoy a rowdy college football season, Broadway musicals, game nights, finding new restaurants, and laughing. I re-read Lord of the Rings about every three years, am an unashamed SciFy fan, enjoy hiking and kayaking, and I hope to write one good poem before I die.