My faith journey:
A native Floridian, I was born in Orlando, FL., then moved to Kissimmee, FL., when I was 12 with my parents and siblings. I am the middle child of 3. My passions growing up were playing sports, mainly football, and listening to music. I grew up in practically a perfect household with both parents who were heavily involved in almost all of our activities and loved us unconditionally. Despite my parent’s best efforts, I was the “wild child” and really gave them a run for their money. I am grateful none of my children are like I was. Thankfully God rescued me from my depravity in 2004, shortly after meeting my wife, Kristy. Kristy and I were married in 2005 and have 4 amazing children together. Gauge (18), Kaden (14), Layla (11 going on 21), and Alyssa (9).
Immediately after getting saved, I felt an intense burden to share the gospel with others. So I took the only skill I had at the time and began my ministry journey as a Christian Hip Hop artist (believe it or not), performing at churches, high schools, group homes, and jails. In 2007 I started a street evangelism ministry called “Bring the Noiz” and traveled across the U.S., sharing the gospel through music, street evangelism, and providing evangelism training to churches and small groups. That ministry has taken many forms over the years. Today, God has allowed my oldest son Gauge and me to reach hundreds of thousands of people with biblical truth through a ministry geared toward the Heavy Metal community. There is much more to my story than I can list in a short bio, but I am excited at the opportunity to serve the local church as an Elder or any capacity for that matter.
Books I recommend:
- “Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die” by John Piper
- “Studies in the Atonement” by Robert Morey
- “Justification and Regeneration” by Charles Leiter
- “Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God” by J.I. packer
- “The Holiness of God” by RC Sproul
- “The Attributes of God” by J.I. Packer
- “Shepherding a Child’s Heart” by Ted Tripp
- “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist” by Norman Geisler and Frank Turek