How I came into a relationship with Jesus Christ
I grew up in a home and church where the Gospel was not taught. By God’s grace, by the time 6th grade came, I was beginning to develop questions about what I believed and why I believed it. In 7th grade, I transitioned to public school where God allowed me to become friends with Bible-believing Christians. One of these friends, Lee Jorgenson, took me under his wing and taught me the true Gospel. Over the next year and a half, Lee and his family ministered to me in a variety of ways before inviting me to a Christian drama called Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s Flames. This drama clearly depicted that it was not enough to simply be a “good” person. It taught that there must be a relationship with Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord. At the end of the drama, I went forward and committed my life to Christ. As an act of obedience and to publicly demonstrate my relationship with Christ, I was baptized by immersion in 2007. Since choosing to follow Jesus, I have been striving to grow in my relationship with and knowledge of God.
What I do at Harvest
I am the Senior Pastor. My role is focused on teaching and preaching the Word of God in a variety of contexts within the church, as well as establishing a culture of prayer and discipleship. My desire is to see our church grow in their love for God and want to know Him more and more every day!
Why I do what I do at Harvest
Because Jesus bled and died for me! I want to obey his command to go and make disciples of all nations! There is no greater joy than living your life in service to the King of kings and Lord of lords.
What I do in my spare time
I love to spend time with my wife, Micaela, and seven kids, Anniston, Eden, Haddyn, Noelle, Megan, Gwen & Jude (twins!). If you’re counting, that’s 6 daughters and 1 son. We homeschool our kiddos and love to get them out into God’s creation to explore. I like to learn new skills, often through tackling DIY projects in our home. I am also an avid reader and enjoy working out, shooting guns, riding my motorcycle, and all sorts of nerdier hobbies like board or card games or, very rarely, video games.