Describe the calling you felt to ministry.
Music has always been a major part of my life and I knew in High School that God was calling me to full time music ministry. Unfortunately, I took the route of Jonah and ran from that calling for over 15 years. In my mind I had to go straight to college after graduation, get a big money job, start a family, etc. The American Dream. The calling never left my mind, but my excuses turned from not right now to I’m to old to begin this journey now. After spending those years “in the belly of the whale”, God finally got my attention through circumstances beyond my control that I would have never been in had I listened to God way back in High School. It was then, at the age of 33, now with a wife and a little girl that I surrendered to His calling on my life.
How did you end up in Callahan, FL?
I’ve always been here! I actually grew up and still live in Hilliard. Around the age of seven my folks started bringing my sister and I to Callahan First and with the exception of a couple short times away, I have always considered Callahan First Baptist Church and the people of Callahan and the surrounding communities my people!
What phrase from the Bible do you cling to when going through tough times?
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord…”
If you could change places with a Bible Character, who would you choose and why?
Enoch. He was a humble man who lived great faith and walked intimately close to God in a very perverse and crooked time. His life was so pleasing to God that he never tasted death, he was simply “taken up” from this earth to continue to his walk in heaven.
What household chore do you hate the most?
Folding laundry! I don’t mind sorting, washing, and drying…but I HATE folding!
If you could go back to high-school, what is a piece of advice you would tell yourself?
In a few years your life is going to be a wreck, but don’t give up. Keep pressing through because in about 18 years your life is going to be so fulfilling that those dark days will be something you laugh at.