Kids Ministry Director
How did the Lord save you?
I was raised in a Christian home and always gave mental assent to the facts of the gospel. However, my life did not reflect genuine faith in Jesus Christ. Although I understood the truths of Jesus’ perfect life, sacrificial death, and triumphant resurrection, I lived a life of rebellion in disobedience to God’s Word. By God’s grace, in my early twenties, God saved me. He enabled me to repent of my sins and place my faith in Jesus Christ. I now mourn over the remaining sin in my life, and strive to live obediently to God’s Word.
When did the Lord call you to pastoral ministry and how long have you been serving as a pastor?
The Lord’s call to pastoral ministry was a long process for me. After God saved me, I chose to return to school for a Christian Studies degree. My intention in doing so was simply to become a faithful believer through learning God’s Word, and applying it to my life. During this time of formal education, my love for the Lord and His people grew exponentially, and God placed a desire for pastoral ministry on my heart. In addition to having an internal call to ministry, I longed for affirmation from the leaders of my local church. They counseled me to seek further training at the seminary level, and gave me the opportunity to serve as Kids Ministry Director at NCC in October of 2016. I am humbled to serve the Lord and His people, and desire to honor Him in faithful ministry.
Describe both the training you’ve received and other formative experiences that have helped you be a more effective director?
I have an undergraduate degree in Christian Studies from Grand Canyon University, and am currently a student at The Master’s Seminary. In addition to formal education, I have been blessed to serve under the leadership of faithful men who have discipled me over the years.
What do you enjoy most about the ministry at NCC?
There are many things to love about the ministry at NCC. One of my favorite aspects of ministry is watching our people come together to serve one another and the community. The people of NCC are sacrificial with their time, talents, and resources for the benefit of others. What a blessing it is to be part of NCC!
How long have you served here?
My service as Kids Ministry Director began in October of 2016.
What is special about Northwest Community Church?
The unwavering commitment to God’s Word. Whether in corporate worship, Young Adults, Student Ministry, Kids Ministry, or Sunday School, NCC is devoted to rightfully handling God’s Word, and applying it to the lives of the people.
The centrality of the gospel. NCC understands that a person’s greatest need is to be reconciled to God through faith in Jesus Christ. Knowing this, the gospel is preached weekly at NCC.
The genuine love for one another. The people at NCC demonstrate their love through sacrificial service and caring for one another’s needs. NCC is a place where love for one another is evident.
Where did you grow up?
I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona.
Are you married? How many children (and grandchildren) do you have?
I have been married to my lovely wife, Kiah, since March of 2009. We have three kids.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, cycling, and participating in various endurance events (triathlons, terrain races, cycling events).