How did you end up at Higher Ground Church?
In the fall of 1991, I arrived at Mizzou as a freshman and a fairly new Christian. I didn’t know anyone on campus and I had been praying that God would help me find some Christian friends. My very first day on campus I was invited to an ice cream social hosted by a student group called University Bible Studies. They were so friendly and accepting, and their love for Jesus was something I hadn’t experienced before. We became fast friends and this group of Christians soon became the biggest influence in my life. They were actually a ministry of what is now Higher Ground Church, where most of the students attended. Growing up in a traditional church, it was very different for me, but I began attending there with my friends and have been here ever since. This is where I grew up in my Christian faith and I feel so blessed to now serve here as a pastor.
I have been married to my wife Heather for 25 years. She is the love of my life and my greatest companion. We have been blessed with seven kids: Sarah, Abigail, Stephen, Andrew, Aben, Anna, and Julia. We also currently have a dog, a cat, a turtle, and two geckos. It’s a house full.
Spending time with my family, tennis, bike riding, and limited musical abilities.