I grew up in southern California and at the age of 18 joined the US Navy. The Navy sent me to Charleston, SC. I was saved on board the ship on June 27, 1980 and was baptized a month later at Northside Baptist Church. I met my wife, Melanie, at Northside and we were married in 1982.
I graduated from Ambassador Baptist College in 1999 and was a construction missionary with Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) for 3 years. During this time God burdened my heart for the pastorate. I returned to Ambassador Baptist College to work on a pastoral degree. While attending the college I was also on staff as the Facilities Manager for 5 years. God then directed me and my family to Fernley, NV to start Grace Baptist Church. We moved to Fernley in December of 2008 and started Grace Baptist Church on July 19, 2009.