I was born and raised in the small town of Muskogee, OK which is probably only known because of the late Merle Haggard’s “Okie from Muskogee.”
I hold a degree in Biblical Studies and Languages from Evangel University and a graduate degree in organizational leadership (MAR) from Liberty University. I am currently working towards doctoral work in the area of renewal studies dealing with community transformation at Regent University.
Vocationally, I have worked in the corporate, education, church, and nonprofit world.
From 2001-2015, I worked as an assimilation and education specialist, applying my corporate skill set to benefit religious organizations. I have been a Youth Pastor, Young Adult Pastor, Christian Education Pastor, Connections Pastor and even worked as an Executive Pastor overseeing operations of the church in the areas covering cradle to college, membership, high-level volunteers, budgets, and leadership development.
In 2011, I was blessed to serve for a time on a directional team for the formation of a statewide leadership development program for pastors and nonprofit leaders in Oklahoma. I cannot repay how much about leadership and the positive attitude I learned from CL director/OKAG Executive Pastor, Darren Piltcher. I stepped down in 2014 because of health issues; nevertheless, the initiative is going and growing stronger than ever. Check them out at www.centuryleadership.com.
This past August (2017), I rejoined the staff of The Assembly at Broken Arrow in Oklahoma where I previously served as the Christian Education Pastor from 2006-2009. I currently serve as the Communications Pastor under the visionary leadership of Lead Pastor Ron Woods.
Oh, one more thing…I read a lot, so if you are looking for a book suggestion, check me out on Facebook where I post on what I am reading and much more!
Disclaimer: “The postings on this site are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer, The Assembly, Summit Early Learning Center or Summit Christian Academy.”