I am a follower of Jesus, a husband, a father, a pastor, a student (again), and an avid fan of the New York Yankees – in that order. My wife, Kim, and I live with our son, Ethan, in Lansing, KS. They are my deepest joy on earth, and they challenge me each day to grow and to lead them faithfully. The patient and gracious people of Lansing First Southern Baptist Church allow me to be their pastor, and my aim is to lead us together to know the Lord, to love Him, and to live as his chosen people here in northeast Kansas.
When I am not fully absorbed in family time or church ministry, I am also pursuing my Ed.D. through the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. This program has stretched and sharpened me while deepening my understanding of pastoral ministry and my passion to do it well. If the Lord is willing (and I meet all my deadlines), I will finish this endeavor in December 2016.