I enjoy being outside taking a hike or hanging out at the beach. Anything to do with water and I’m in. I enjoy exploring Atlanta and finding fun places to eat or listen to live music. Playing the piano is one of my favorite relaxing things to do.
There are different levels to this question. One of my favorite cuisines is Thai. I could eat it almost every day. But I think my favorite meal is a grilled steak and ALL the sides.
Francesca Battistelli, Jordan Feliz, Rachmaninoff (I think he’s still current), Hans Zimmer
My favorite verses are Psalms 3:3-4. But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill Selah. Throughout life this scripture has been brought to my heart and mind when I needed it. It’s a great reminder to me that I am not the one who lifts my head when I’m feeling defeated. God is my glory and He is the one who lifts my head. Cry out to Him and He will hear you.
I was born in Montana but moved to Alaska right when I turned 5. So, I feel like Alaska is where I grew up. We moved to Arizona when I was 15 and attended high school there. This is where my love for music, and specifically church music, began. My call to ministry was solidified during my years there. I then attended Moody Bible Institute from 1998-2003 and graduated with a double major in Piano and Vocal Performance with a minor in Bible.
After college I went to Champion Forest Baptist church as the Instrumental Director which lasted for 7 years. I fell in love with Texas and the people there even though Alaskans and Texans are naturally pitted against each other over the size of their respective states.
After Texas I then served as worship pastor in Fayetteville Arkansas and Marietta Georgia. And then it happened! God worked things in His timing and in His way and I joined the singing group that I had grown up admiring and that I thought was the coolest ministry. This Hope, a band of guys that were all like brothers to me and even two that actually are my brothers. I count myself so blessed everyday that I get to do life and ministry with these guys. I’m constantly amazed at how God uses the music and ministry in impacting churches and individual lives.