I serve as the lead pastor of Life Fellowship
and my primary responsibilities include: visioneering, developing leaders, preaching God’s Word and defending the faith through Christian apologetics.
I grew up in California with dreams of playing professional baseball, but my priorities were messed up and my dream fizzled! I partied too much, didn’t know Jesus and had seriously neglected my schooling. But everything changed when I became a follower of Jesus while playing college baseball at Saddleback Community College in South Orange County. My teammate took me to hear Pastor Greg Laurie preach, and my heart saw my desperate need for Jesus. I so gave up my old trappings and began to passionately follow Jesus Christ.
After becoming a Christian and getting my life cleaned up, I developed such a passion for God that I couldn’t imagine doing anything but being in full-time ministry. I hung up the cleats and headed off to Conway, Arkansas where I would eventually go to Bible College. During my time in Arkansas, I served as a staff evangelist and a teaching pastor. With a desire to be better equipped for ministry, I went to Dallas Theological Seminary where I earned my Masters of Theology. I also have a Doctorate of Ministry in Apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary and I’m currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Birmingham (UK) in the Philosophy of Religion department.
Recently, I’ve been burdened to do more writing and now I’m the author of Hell, Rob Bell and What Happens When People Die and have recently completed my newest book, The Fifth Gospel which is being published by Harvest House and will release in July of 2014. I’m also the founder and host of the rapidly-growing ministry, The One-Minute Apologist, which is found on YouTube and on our website. Since 1996, I’ve been married to my bride Heather, and together we have two children: Dawson and Haley. My wife and I enjoy speaking on Family Life’s, Weekend To Remember national speaking team, where together we travel the country helping couples experience God’s best in their marriages. My hobbies include: date nights with my bride, family time with my kids, traveling and reading lots of books that many people would describe as boring!
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