I grew up in a semi-suburban, fairly quaint, slightly western town called Weatherford, Texas. You probably do not think too highly of Weatherford but let me change your mind by taking you to the Peach Festival. My family went to church every Sunday, but I did not fully understand the riches of the Gospel until college.
It was during the fall semester of my freshman year at UT Tyler when I read Luke 15 and my life was changed forever. I began to have a fuller understanding of God’s love and mercies for me, despite my sin and brokenness. I found a local church in Tyler and began to forge community while serving. Like many college kids, I found myself working at Kanakuk Kamps after my freshman year. It was at Kanakuk where I met my wife, Ali. Additionally, while at Kanakuk, I met a man named Bobby Rodriguez who encouraged me to do the Watermark Institute after graduating college. While doing the Institute, I had the great privilege of being hired on full-time. The Lord has continued to grow my love for the local church, and I am honored to be able to serve this body.