ABOUT

Family

Graduation Day, 2019

Jennifer and I were married in 2003 and have been blessed with three amazing kids: Isabel (13), Grant (11), and Haddon (8).

Ministry

Senior pastor, Lakewood Baptist Church Louisville, KY — 2015-Present

I serve as Senior Pastor, preaching expositionally on Sunday mornings and evenings, facilitating prayer meeting, discipleship training, bible studies, business meetings, and committee meetings. I have lead the deacons through The Vine Project to focus the church on engaging, evangelizing, establishing, and equipping disciples and I oversee two other staff members.

Senior pastor, Heartland Baptist Church; St. Louis, MO — 2007-2015

I served as Senior Pastor where I preached expositionally on Sunday mornings and evenings, taught Sunday school and discipleship training courses, lead prayer meetings, business meetings, and committee meetings. I rewrote the constitution and by-laws, and installed the Youth Pastor and Associate Pastor of Education and Biblical Counseling. I lead in counseling, visitation, Vacation Bible School, ministry oversight, etc.

Education

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY — Ph.D., Christian Preaching Dissertation: Mr. Valiant for Truth: The Polemic of Charles Haddon Spurgeon as Pastor-Theologian During the Downgrade Controversy 1887-1892

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY — M.Div., Christian Ministry

Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL — B.A., Pastoral Studies

Dissertation Defense, 2019