I’m a Dallas boy, devout Longhorn and spent most of my life completely lost without Christ. Being immersed in a works-based faith, I thought I knew God and did all I could to be “good enough” but always fell short. Everything in my life was broken -- my faith, relationships, and even my marriage. I pursued all the wrong things looking for fulfillment and always came up empty. I came to faith in 2007 when someone shared grace by faith with me (Ephesians 2:8-9) and nothing in my life has been the same. By knowing who Christ is (not to me personally but who he TRULY is), my relationships were restored, marriage was saved and restored, and I started abiding in him daily. It is a life filled with sweetness!
I’ve been married to Amanda (my love and best friend) for over 20 years and we have three kiddos: Maddie, Amelie and our caboose – Patrick. Because God performed wonderful miracles in our marriage, Amanda and I served in the marriage ministry for several years together, and I also served in re:generation. I have found tremendous joy in being able to disciple and encourage other men who are hungry for God, who desire to know Jesus more deeply and to watch the Spirit change their lives. This is what led me to my next career – ministry.
I spent over 20 years in construction, gaining worldly success but becoming increasingly unhappy. Vocational ministry has been on my heart for a long time. As I processed coming on staff with Watermark, I could not imagine myself doing anything else but ministry. Many vocational opportunities were available, but serving the body of Christ is the only thing I can imagine doing. I am incredibly grateful to God for what he’s done in my life through Christ. How blessed are Amanda and I to experience life change in others alongside this wonderful staff.
When I’m not with the family or working, you might find me fishing. But if I’m fly fishing for trout, you might never find me. The solitude of a trout stream energizes me like nothing else!