My wife (Christie) and I have been married for eleven years. We have two adopted children, Moriah (7) and Kharis (5). Through this process, God has given us a heart for adoption that is based on our understanding of Christ’s adopting us into his family (Ephesians 1:5). Our desire is to point them to Christ so that they may point others to Him as well.
Purpose & Call
The Lord has given me and my wife the privilege to serve Him for the past eleven years. He’s also given us a passion for the lost and his church. For the last five of these eleven years, we have developed a holy discontent with the number of churches that are closing their doors each year. One of the reasons churches are closing is demographic changes and the church’s unwillingness to change to reflect their community. As churches close, there is a pressing need to plant new churches. One of the major ways the gospel spreads is through the planting of new churches.
The millennial generation is leaving the church at a rapid pace. In order for the church to continue to flourish, we need to be willing and able to reach a changing generation and demographic. Our passion is to see a multi-ethnic and multi-generational church that has a global impact. The church must love all as Christ called and commanded us to. As we see love put on display through God’s people, we see this global impact at work.
In order to foster these changes, it is imperative that we begin by looking to Scripture. John wrote, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35)
As the people of God lived out the truth of these verses in my teen years, it resulted in my salvation. These verses have led me and my family on a journey to plant a multi-ethnic and multi-generational church in Monroe, North Carolina. Our prayer is to be led by the Holy Spirit to lead many to Christ.