Twenty-one years ago everything changed. My search for answers to life’s questions was coming up empty, and I was beginning to overdose on a regular basis. Things had gotten pretty unmanageable and I was scared. One night in a rehab center I surrendered my life to Christ.
I quickly discovered the missing element in my life was a relationship with God, and soon I had developed a veracious appetite for His word. The more I read the Bible, the better I knew Jesus. The more I knew Jesus, the more freedom I began to experience.
I recognized the call to ministry and in 1999 moved to Ohio to attend Bible College. I planned on a five-month semester, which turned into five years. After graduation I worked at the Bible College and attended a 5,000 seat mega church. During this time, I met my wife, Liz. We married in 2006 and moved to her hometown in Texas. Soon, our spirits began to stir with new directives, and we made the move back to North Carolina.
In 2007, we incorporated our ministry and began traveling to preach. That next year, we started a house church that met for 2 years in various homes. These years extended into a prolonged wilderness experience where we spent extended hours in prayer and study. In 2013, I graduated from Heritage Bible College in Dunn, NC. The same year I began working as a teacher in a Christian Academy and for the last 3 years also as a Student Pastor overseeing nursery, children’s church, and teenage youth ministries. I am currently working on a Master’s degree at Liberty University through online classes.
Last year God began speaking to Liz and I about stepping boldly into the next phase of our calling. What began as a small spark was fanned into a flame by no less than 10 prophetic words of confirmation from trusted sources. At the direction of the Lord, we resigned our positions and moved back to Harnett County. God has graciously made a way for us, and now is the time to move into a new season. We are very excited to see what God is going to do!
August 20th, we are launching Hope Family Church in Dunn. Meetings will be on Sunday mornings at 10:30. The address is Dream Big Christian Academy located at 1409 South Clinton Ave. Dunn, NC. Signs will be posted at the road. Everyone is welcome to come and bring friends and family. For questions or directions, contact us at 919-902-1124.
We love you, and look forward to seeing you soon.