I was born in the spring of 1984 in the Midwest of the U.S.A. Raised in a Christian home with 4 brothers (3 older and 1 younger). My childhood memories are filled with times of my mother sitting me down with my four brothers and teaching us the about the God of the Scriptures. Even though I was fortunate to hear the gospel regularly I did not repent of my sins and believe in the Gospel until I was 15.
My conversion was radical, a new desire to study and know what the Scriptures taught, a genuine love and communion with God that I never had before, and a power to love God and man in a way unknown to me before. I did not know what the Doctrines of Grace were, however the day after I was saved I found myself defending Limited Atonement before my classroom before I knew what it was called. This was the conversation that lead me to want to know what Scriptures taught about everything!
From there my journey of following Christ has lead to pursuing the high calling of Elder/Pastor and graduating from Moody Bible Institute on December of ’08. I was married in December of ’05 to my best friend and wonderful helper Ashley-Nicole. We have sinced been blessed with 6 children (1 daughter was lost due to miscarriage and 1 son was born still). In May of 2014 the LORD graciously entrusted me with the high honor and noble task of pastoring his flock in South Dakota. I served as the Associate Pastor there for two years and one year as the Lead Pastor.
I am a Christian, Protestant, Reformed, Evangelical, Baptist. I am zealous to know and teach the truth. Sometimes my passion and fervor can be misunderstood and misguided, more often than not I am learning how to speak the truth in love. I ask a lot of questions, always analyzing, and striving to figure things out. If I challenge you or ask you questions, it isn’t because I am attacking you, it’s because I value you and therefore, want to understand your thoughts. Some of the greatest influential men in my life and doctrine are: Jesus Christ, Apostles, Athanasius, Augustine, Anselm, Luther, Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, Sproul, Piper, Greg Bahsen, Wayne Grudem, Francis Schaeffer, Arturo Azurdia III, Paul Washer, my pastors, my father, and my good friend Skip Smith.