Having a relationship with Jesus has made all the difference in my life. That's what has given me purpose and meaning in life.
I enjoy helping people come to know Jesus and grow in their walk with him.
My background: I grew up in Waukegan, IL and was planning on becoming an electrical engineer. While I was in college I attended a retreat that challenged me to put Christ first in my life. That was a turning point for me. I began to talk with others about the Lord and I began to study and teach God's Word. I transferred to Moody Bible Institute to get a good foundation in the Bible. It wasn't until I graduated from Moody that I realized God was calling me to be a pastor. I went on to study at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School to prepare for the ministry.
I pastored churches in Nashua, IA and Muskegon, MI before coming to Victory in 2007.
Ruth and I have been married since 1977 and have 2 boys and many others we have taken in along the way.
Our older son, Chad, went to be with the Lord in 2005 after a 6 1/2 year battle with cancer.
Our younger son is Nate,
He graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 2011 and now he lives in Grand Rapids, Mi. He is the Youth Pastor at Bethel Baptist Church in Muskegon, Mi, He also own and operates "The Manor" a boarding house for single, christian young men and volunteers at a coffee shop ministry.
Just for fun:
I enjoy a good game of ping pong. I enjoy building things.
Ruth and I like to walk, watch sunsets, ride our bikes, swim in our pool, and help people.