After being raised in a Catholic home I accepted Christ as my personal savior in 1997. The Lord began to quickly change my goals and desires at that time. Having been in the automobile business for nearly 20 years, I suddenly began to experience a "burning in my heart" to share what Christ had done in my life with everyone I encountered.
I surrendered to God's call on my life and began to preach in 2000. I was an evangelist for 6 years traveling around the state as well as the country of Ukraine, preaching and telling people about our precious Lord. I also served as Associate Pastor at Eastern Heights Baptist Church during this time. In February of 2007, I accepted the Pastorate at First Baptist Church in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. I served in this ministry for 11 years along with my wife Teresa, whom I married in 1990.
In July of 2017, I accepted the call of Senior Pastor at Sunnylane Baptist Church where Teresa and I have been serving there ever since. Teresa and I have been happily married for 28 years. She is the love of my life, my best friend, and my partner in the ministry. I believe the Bible to be the inerrant, infallible, inspired Word of God that allows no compromise or interpretation of man. I believe church should be the most exciting place to come to. I believe that God wants to see the church that He saw in the book of Acts where the church is totally filled with a living Christ going out and touching the world with the gospel. My motivation in ministry is to point people to a loving Christ through His offer of salvation and the joy of His service.
Teresa and I are proud parents of two beautiful children: Jake and Taylor. They have been serving along side us since the beginning.
Please feel free to reach out to me any time if you have any questions or would like an opportunity to chat. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org