Men's Minister & Connections Pastor
I have been married to Crystal for over 11 years. We have 3 children at home: (10), (8), and (4) We also have an adopted 2 Compassion children in Ecuador and Guatemala that we consider our own: Abigail Chavez and Maria Rivera.
Grew up in church, played the game, spoke the language, but never had a true relationship with Christ. Christ rescued me from myself in 2005 in San Diego, CA. I surrendered my life and my plans to God’s divine direction and purpose at that moment. I finished 10 years in the Marine Corps and followed God back to Ft. Worth. I was a Worship Pastor for 3 years before God led me to RockPointe. I am attending Southwestern Seminary and finishing up my last few hours of an Advanced Masters of Divinity degree.
Something Most People Don’t Know:
I can’t stand to have a fingernail long enough to be white on the end. I keep my nails trimmed as far back as I can without hurting myself…weird, I know.
My Trademark Expression:
“That’s a question for Marcie or Kathy.” (My ministry assistants-because they are awesome and know everything.)
Besides the Bible, my recommended reading would be:
–The Prodigal God by Timothy Keller
–The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
–Good to Great by Jim Collins;
–21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell
–How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
–7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
I’m Most Excited About:
What God is going to do overseas through RockPointe Church
In my free time, I usually:
Play with my kids, play adult co-ed soccer with my wife, and work on my “honey-do” list that will only be completed when Christ returns.