Position: Senior Pastor
Phone: (281) 353-5935
I was born in Japan and lived there until I moved back to the U.S. for college. My wife Jacie grew up in Argentina and later lived in the Bay area of California. We are both missionary kids. We met at college and married a few years later while I was in seminary. Internships in West Michigan, Houston, and Seattle gave us invaluable experience for ministry.
Prior to moving to Texas we spent ten years in New Jersey. I helped rebirth a dying church. This was a very rich season for us. Both our kids were born there and I experienced my start in ministry there. We were very happy in New Jersey and weren’t looking to move but God made it clear he wanted us in Texas. So we accepted the call and moved south. We have now lived here 14 years. We aren't from Texas but got here as quick as we could!
It’s humbling to follow three other pastors at New Life who helped lay a solid foundation. My prayer is that God will help us accomplish our mission to help people know Jesus as Friend, Savior and Lord. My passion is to see lost people come to Jesus, believers grow and mature in Him, and all of us on mission, transforming our communities for Christ.
Right now, Jacie and I are having fun being empty nesters, since our two kids, Natalie and Caleb, are at University. Jacie teaches 6th grade at Providence Classical School and loves to garden. I love basketball (more watching than playing these days!). We both love reading books, watching movies and finding cheap, hole-in-the-wall restaurants with great food.
My leadership style is similar to the apostle Andrew. You don’t hear much about Andrew, but he loved Jesus and loved leading people to Jesus. I’d rather have the spot light on him! In the meantime I’m going to work hard leading as many people to Jesus, starting new churches and making disciples who are passionate and sold-out for him.
If you’re in the area please join us for worship. We serve an awesome and gracious God and it would be our privilege to help you follow Jesus. Grace and peace!