Here’s a little info about me.
I was born and raised in Gambrills, MD which is a rural town right between Baltimore and DC. I have lived in the same area for my entire life and probably will be here for the rest of my life.
I am just an ordinary guy who loves to live life to the fullest! I am a husband, a father, a pastor, a friend, a coach who works hard, plays hard and enjoys every moment of my crazy life.
Things that I enjoy most is hanging out with family and friends, playing golf, and screaming on the sidelines for my team to either score a touchdown or to hold the line.
I have been married to my lovely wife Irene for almost 12 years now. I can honestly say that each year we have grown closer and have discovered new levels of love for one another. Irene and I fell in love with one another instantly. Of course she couldn’t resist my good looks and incredible personality. Ok, I am joking! While our marriage is fun, exciting, we have experienced many ups and downs but always have grown thru each season that has come our way. My wife and I are both passionate about marriage and enjoy helping other couples navigate the seasons that life sometimes brings our way.
No matter what kind of day that I’ve had, no matter what I’m dealing with or going through in life, there’s nothing that brings me more joy than walking into the door and hearing the words, “daddy’s home!” I have three of the most wonderful children and being a father to them is my greatest responsibility and my greatest joy. Each of them are unique in their own way and I have learned that they all bring something different out of me as a father. I have learned while raising them that my attention to each of their individual needs are critical to their growth, development, and confidence. Whether it’s a play that my oldest is acting in, a football game where my son is running a touchdown, or a front flip that my youngest just executed in gymnastics, to them there’s nothing like the cheer of their daddy. I know that as they grow up these moments will change, but no matter where they are in life, daddy will always be in the stands cheering.
Since as far as I can remember I have always had a passion for helping people. Throughout the years this passion has unveiled a calling in me to see people be all that God has designed them to be. For the last 10 years of my life, I have been pastoring at Living Waters where I have seen many people make decisions to follow God. It is my desire that people are equipped with practical principles to navigate the complex things that life can bring our way. Whether it’s speaking during a weekend worship service or coaching a local football team, the desire to make an impact in our community burns in my heart. The theme that I live my life by is “Dont just go to church, but do everything you can to be the church!” Pastoring is not a title but a way of life!
Friends are hard to come by these days so I cherrish the relationships and friendships that have stood the test of time. As I have lived in the same area my entire life, I have many long term friendships that I greatly treasure. Through the years I have forged other friendships that added value to my life. I am a guy who wears his heart on his shoulder and does his best to be the friend that I desire to have in my own life. Accoutnable, available, supportive and fun! There’s nothing like going to game, going fishing or just getting together with old friends and talking about the good ole days.