Senior Pastor's Office
Sunday's coming. Sometimes it feels like I only prepare for Sundays because it does consumer a large portion of my week. I am the primary Sunday morning teacher.
But, there's more to my job than what happens on Sunday. I feel my role is to spur energy behind the church's vision and strategy, empower leaders within the church, and with God leading us, guide the church toward the future. I enjoy seeing people take ownership of their own spiritual growth.
I love church growth. I love new people getting excited about the church. My passion, though, is discipleship. I love watching people who are mature helping others grow in their walk with Christ — disciples making disciples. Then, the ultimate goal is to see people actually do something with their faith and begin to serve others. We truly glorify God when we live our life on mission.
Cheryl and I are empty nesters. We have two amazing grown sons, Jeremy and Nate. Jeremy is happily married to Mary. Jeremy and Mary live in Nashville where Jeremy works in the communications field, primarily assisting churches and other ministries. Mary is an entrepreneur, trying to start a business out of their home. Nate is a pastor in the Seattle area. All three love Jesus and are active in the church.
Cheryl and I both graduated from Austin Peay State University. (Let's go, Peay!) I received advanced degrees from Luther Rice Seminary and Eastern University. I am currently working on a doctorate at Midwestern Seminary. (Because who doesn't need another degree, right? Seriously, I strive to be a life-time learner.)
Cheryl and I love to travel, find interesting places to eat, and take long walks together. In my spare time, I love to exercise, read, and help other church leaders grow in their Kingdom work.