I am looking to lead the local church to follow Christ in every aspect of life with a focus on the biblical preaching of God's Word in order to make disciples of all nations.
Soli Deo Gloria!
I was born and raised in the Central Ohio region (less than an hour from Columbus, OH) in a household that was sometimes more tumultuous than harmonious. For the majority of my education as a child I had attended the public school system with the exception of 7th - 10th grade at which my behavior at school necessitated a need for a stricter atmosphere that could mold me. My parents found that atmosphere in a private, Christian academy and a Fundamental Baptist church.
It was around my 13th birthday when I had an opportunity to attend a youth summer camp at the Bill Rice Ranch in Murfreesboro, TN. It was at that camp that I had repented of my sins and turned my life to Jesus Christ. It was also at that camp during the following summer when I had first realized a call to preach.
So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. -1st Peter 5:1-4 (ESV)