Junior High Pastor - LEDGE78
I was born and raised in Kansas City, MO and grew up as the oldest of 13 kids to godly and loving parents. They taught me the value of hard work, the importance of caring for people, and that God has a special plan for each of our lives.
I was homeschooled from kindergarten through high school, then attended MCC in Kansas City for my associates degree and Western Governer’s University for my Bachelor’s degree.
Though I was raised in a Christian home and prayed the sinner’s prayer as a child, I strayed from truth in my teenage years. At age 18, I decided to truly dedicate my life to Christ and joined the staff at The International House of Prayer-Kansas City (IHOP-KC). I served there for seven years, working with the children’s ministry, the summer teen camps, youth group and young adult internships. I also manned the night shift at the prayer room aka The Night Watch.
Through ups and downs, God has shown his mercy and sovereignty in my life and continually called me back to ministry. Even when I have been faithless, He has been Faithful.
I have traveled to minister in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Holland. My heart is to introduce the lost to and remind the current church of the jealous desire of Jesus, the power of the Holy Spirit and the love of God the Father.
In 2008, I first visited CCF and immediately started a weekly prayer meeting for the church and the Lindale/Tyler area.
In 2015, in the woods of Garden Valley, I married the love of my life Angela Krüsi who grew up at CCF.
In 2020 we moved to Lindale and I stepped into the role of Junior High Youth Pastor.
It is my desire to provoke the youth at CCF to cultivate a deep relationship with Jesus that overflows into extravagant devotion, abandoned obedience and bold witness.
When I am not at work, my hobbies include: running, basketball, reading, prayer, playing piano, singing and spending time with my wife, family and friends.
Book: Les Miserable
Musical Artist: Angela Krüsi
Movie: The Lord of The Rings
Time of Day: Sunrise
Scripture: Psalm 132:4 I will not give sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids, until I find a place for the LORD, a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.
Saying/Motto: We love God with all of our hearts when we realize He loves us with all of His heart