I am a born again believer, saved by the blood of Jesus through faith in his name, and I thank God for his goodness and his grace in calling me to himself and appointing me to his service. My religious background includes time spent in various denominations with different theological perspectives. I have served in pastoral ministry for 20 years as a children’s pastor and a youth pastor on the central coast of California and now as the solo pastor of a small country church in the coalfields of southern West Virginia. I am a licensed attorney but choose to work full-time as a leadership instructor in a local high school. I am blessed with a wonderful wife, Nicole, and with two sons: Weston, who loves Jesus here on earth, and Theo, who lives with Jesus in heaven.