I am a transformed disciple of Jesus Christ (Mt. 28:18-20). As the Discipleship Catalyst at the Georgia Baptist Mission Board, most Sundays you can find me preaching or training in a local church. I believe that Jesus died for the local church (Heb. 12:23), and I plan to serve God in the church all of my days. Early each morning you can find me in a secluded spot engaged in personal devotion which includes the splendor of God’s Word, conversations with my Savior, writing down insights, and sipping a savory cup (or two) of coffee.
I am committed to my family. I grow to love my bride Elizabeth more and more each day. She is by far the BEST part of our marriage. My children Erika, Austin, Caleb, and Noah are talented, smart, and FULL of energy. God uses my chilluns to bring joy, focus, and energy to my day.
I am a student and love to learn. I learned much while studying and playing basketball at Haughton High School (1989), Bossier Parish Community College (1989-1991), and on a professional exhibition team called Spirit Express (1999-2000). I finished my Bachelor’s Degree in Administrative Careers at East Texas Baptist University in 1994 before completing a Master’s Degree in Religious Education with an emphasis in Youth Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) in 2000. Finally, I earned my Doctor of Education Ministry degree from NOBTS in 2015.
I am a speaker, writer, and disciple-maker. I am privileged to be a contributing author for the Impact: Student Leadership Devotional and frequent speaker at conferences, revivals, and retreats. Three major shifts have taken place in my life since 2014. First, I transitioned from student ministry after 25 years into the Equipping Pastor role at FBC Haughton, La. This allowed me to make disciples on a larger scale and share vision with others who are doing the same. Second, the passion to write and speak has increased dramatically as God has grown within me the desire to help churches and families make disciples that multiply. Third, I moved to Georgia in September 2019 to lead the discipleship team of seven high capacity consultants for the GBMB. If you’d like to know more about the incredible work we are doing, click here, GBD facebook group.
I am a competitor. Whether it’s playing a sport, chasing whitetail deer, calling in ducks, or playing cards with my 2 am friends, I compete. As a hunter, I teach my family to eat what we harvest and harvest only what we plan to eat. Many of my most enjoyable memories and gospel conversations have come in the outdoors and/or around a coffee table in my living room.
Sooo, I am a transformed disciple, family-man, lifetime learner, professional speaker and writer, humble disciple-maker, and vicious competitor who elevates Jesus, loves friends, likes coffee, and enjoys hunting. I exist to glorify God by multiplying disciple-makers.