As Pastor I would like to thank you for visiting our web site! I have been asked to give a bio of my life. With that in mind I want to start off by saying that I am humbled and grateful for what the Lord has done here at Open Door Baptist Church and in my life. I also fully acknowledge that anything good about me or that I have done has only been by His hand. As you read this may your heart be drawn to the Lord and His desire to work in and through you as well. I will seek to be brief.
1st Birth: I was born in Great Bridge, Virginia in 1979 and raised in a Christian home that taught by word and example obedience to the Lord, work ethic, honesty, and integrity.
2nd Birth: I was convicted of my sins in the 3rd grade and saw Jesus was the only way to be saved. I placed my faith in Jesus to save me and shortly after I followed the Lord in believer’s baptism!
Call to Preach: By the 11th grade I was looking at going into architecture for a living, but God was working on my heart about serving Him. Doors opened up at a local youth group to speak to their youth on Wednesday nights and my pastor allowed me to fill his pulpit. That summer I worked at a Bible Camp as a counselor and loved it! During my 12th grade year an overwhelming desire to go to Bible College grabbed me and I enrolled in night classes at a Bible institute. In that time, it was cemented in my heart that God wanted me in full time ministry. When I shared my call with other Christians and my Pastor they already knew it! I would end up graduating Bible college with three earned degrees.
Marriage and Family: Jen and I married in May of 2001. We married after I had graduated Bible College and she had graduated Bible College. Jen is a wonderful wife and great servant of the Lord. Together we have three wonderful children who all desire to serve God full time with their lives!
Personal Interests: Fitness, Equine, Study, Fellowship, Outdoor Sports, Helping
Ministry Experience: My first “full time” ministry was with Good Shepherd Prison Ministry. I was over the ministry from 2001-2002. During this time, we taught and preached in 5 facilities and helped with organizing volunteers and administrating a Bible institute. There were many blessings God gave us including raising over half of our missionary support in 6 months!
Yet, it seemed God wanted me to be a Pastor. With counsel and a church vote I became a Pastor in 2002 of a wonderful group of people meeting in a rented store front. At that church we saw God do wonderful things for the ministry and in our lives! That church outgrew the store front, purchased over ten acres and built 3 buildings! In 2018 I turned the church over to a wonderful man of GOD and we moved down to Pastor Open Door Baptist Church!
Our time at Open Door Baptist Church has not been long but the hand of God has done such wonders that most people do not believe it till they see it! This brings me to you. I want to invite you to come grow with us! We have a vision for the present and are preparing to glorify God more in the future and I want you to be a part of what God is doing!
Today, connect with us at Open Door Baptist Church. We have a place for you!