Been at First Pres since: June 2016. I love it, and I’m honored to serve as the 15th Lead Pastor of this awesome church body.
What do you like about First Pres?
I love being a part of the ministry God started here in 1872 and continues today—reaching Colorado Springs for Christ! This church is full of people God has used in incredible ways to build His Kingdom over the years. Every time I get to hear a story I’m inspired to know how regular worship in this body shaped souls ready to do things like start international evangelistic associations to reach high schoolers with the Gospel, staff worldwide sponsorship programs for orphans and destitute children, support families, deepen Christian discipleship practices, combat child slavery and human trafficking, or just help the neighbor right here in Colorado Springs stand up and walk again with pride. You won’t believe the caliber of people gathered here to serve and worship the Lord! And they love their dreams more than their history. The best is yet to come around here. I’m humbled to be a part of it.
Where can people find you?
You can find me about one foot behind the pulpit, four inches behind an open Bible or wherever my Executive Assistant says I should be—hopefully wearing the right thing at the right time.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to raise four kids with my wife! That’s a lot of soccer field, basketball court, baseball field time. Our oldest is off to college, but we still have three at home. We love getting outside, rock-climbing, hiking, biking and sometimes fishing. My wife and I have been married for more than 20 years, and we love long meals together and slipping away on vacation. I have to admit, I’m about jumping out of my skin to be back in my home state of Colorado and have a local season ski pass in my pocket. Look for me on the top of Peak 8 between November and April.