Hi! Thanks for your interest in my blog! As a pastor, seminary professor, and follower of Christ, I am aware that every time I read the Bible, I am given the opportunity to examine myself by the Word and see how I line up. When I see that I fall short (which is often), I am encouraged that the ministry of the Word and Spirit work together to help me grow and mature. Sanctification is a product of the Spirit and Word working to conform the Christian to Christ. Thus, I am always reforming and being conformed to Scripture.
My aim in writing is to share what God has taught me on this journey. I have learned a lot, and have lots to learn. And since so many people have poured their lives into me, I feel that I have a duty to share with others who are looking for some help too. I write primarily on the subjects of preaching, pastoral ministry, Bible, and Christian leadership.
A little more about me for those interested. I am the Executive Director of IFCA International, a fellowship of around 2,000 churches, pastors, Christian leaders and organizations around the world. I graduated from Biola University in 1997 with a B.A. in Christian Education and Bible, and The Master’s Seminary (M.Div., D.Min.) in Expository Preaching. I was blessed to serve for 12 years as a Faculty Associate at The Master’s Seminary from 2006-2018 in Pastoral Ministries while pastoring for 17 years in Los Angeles, CA.
I have been married for over 30 years to my High School sweetheart, and we have four wonderful daughters who love the Lord. With the addition of our yellow labrador retriever Jack, we have a pretty active home with lots of laughter and love to go around. Together, our family loves camping, fishing, and recently I have picked up woodworking as a new hobby.