I am a planter, pastor, and preacher.
After almost two decades in commercial real estate management and development and lay service in the church, I was ordained to pastoral ministry in 2011. In 2012, I became the church planting pastor for what would become Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA), where I currently serve as the Senior Minister.
In the providence of God, I serve in ministry with the unique background of a successful business career, coupled with a passion for expository preaching and theological teaching. All of this provides a unique perspective for pastoral ministry and practical theology, which I try to share through this site.
Given my career path, there is a significant gap in my education which began with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arkansas (’93), with double majors in English and French, and did not resume until almost 20 years later, when I completed a Master of Arts from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (’12). I also hold a Doctor of Ministry (DMin) from New Geneva Theological Seminary (’15), and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Intercultural Studies from Columbia International University (’19).
My academic interests are in Church History, especially Scottish, and Systematic and Practical Theology. I hope to soon write a follow-up book to my recently published The Curious Conversion of Thomas Chalmers.
As an avid reader, I read for work and pleasure, enjoying a wide variety of non-fiction and occasionally fiction. When I’m not reading or writing, I enjoy fly fishing, open water swimming, running. But most of all, I enjoy spending time with my family. My wife, Sydney, and I have been married since 1993 and have three grown children, and two grandchildren.