I left my home state of Ohio and joined the Marine Corp infantry in 1985. My first duty station sent me to Guam, where in the sovereignty of God He drew me to Himself and brought me to my future wife, Kyung.
After completing my contract with the Marines, I ministered in churches in Hawaii and Ohio as a youth pastor. The Lord blessed us with two sons while in Ohio. In 1995, our family moved to Columbia, South Carolina to attend Bible College. I earned my degree in Biblical Languages and moved to California to train at The Master’s Seminary.
Upon graduating with a Master of Divinity in 2003, we moved to Georgia to serve the Lord and His church. In 2013 I concluded my course work in Biblical Counseling at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and earned my Doctor of Ministry.
I enjoy spending time with Kyung and our sons, ministry, reading, and physical fitness.