Long-winded? You are right but hey, what can you expect from a pastor and father of three.
I was born in a Christian home, with Christian parents, and we did not have it at all but we had what we needed. My hometown: Orange, Texas. Deep South East Texas. So close to the Bayou State that you can smell the étouffée. I started my relationship with Christ at the young age of 7 through the Royal Ambassador program at church. I played sports, dealt with epileptic seizures, participated in youth, and surrendered my life to call of ministry in my 10th grade year. From there, I then went on to complete my Bachelor’s of Religion at East Texas Baptist University and a Master’s from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, while ministering in a variety of ministry positions around the state of Texas. I am the lead pastor at Central Baptist Church in Luling, Texas, where our mission is to “Love God. Love Others. Live Holy.” I love my God, reading His Word, spending time in His presence and discipling others to do the same. I love to play any game and all sports, as long as we keep score.
But enough about me.
I am passionate about seeing people come to Christ, to see His love, and melt into His grace. I am passionate about discipleship and can not think of anything more important that discipling others, first, my family, those He leads into my life, and the church He has entrusted me to shepherd. I am passionate about making sure that every second on this earth is a second spent for the Kingdom of God. So what am I doing about it? I speak. From events such as Disciple Now weekends to family retreats to men’s rallies and student ministry camps, to all ages. I write poetry. I write books, finishing two books right now, a Christian-fiction novel and Christian living book. I write curriculum, from custom bible studies for my speaking engagements to lessons for our small group ministry at the church. I love. I love Christ first. Out of that love, I love my family. I love them as Christ loves the church. I love my church; as we set foot toward our mission. I love my neighbor, the “others”.