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My Story

I am passionate about discipleship and leadership. More than anything else in the world, I want influence as many people as possible to become passionate followers of Jesus. Discipleship is leading someone to a more and more intimate relationship with Jesus. Discipleship is leading someone to become more and more of the person God created them to be. Before we lead, however, we must follow. I am first and foremost a follower of Jesus.

I am husband to Jessica and father to Lily and Hayden. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and a Master of Science in Counselor Education from Mississippi State University. I earned a Master of Divinity from the George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University. And because I am a glutten for punishment, I earned my Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology from The University of Florida.

Before being appointed to Ocoee Oaks United Methodist Church in July 2017, I served in various ministry capacities throughout my career including Youth Minister, Director of Education, and Pastor. I have also taught undergraduate and graduate classes in psychology and business at the University of Florida, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, the University of Central Florida, and Rollins College. Prior to joining the business faculty at Rollins College, I was a staff psychologist at Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Central Florida.