Growing up in a Marine Corps family, I often moved to new places. But I considered Jacksonville, NC to be “where I grew up”. At age 16, my family settled in Greensboro, NC. As a 21 year old marine, lost, empty, and looking for purpose, I knew I needed to find God. I stumbled into a place called Charity Baptist Church where I was saved in January of 1995. Within a year, I had answered God’s call on my life to preach. I also found my wife, Misty, there. God has opened many doors for my family and me to serve Him. I was the superintendent of Malachi Boys School, a home for troubled boys. From there, I became an assistant pastor at Amazing Grace Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor Howard Owens. God then lead us to pack up and head to Hyles-Anderson Bible College.
It was at Hyles-Anderson where I nailed down the location God would have us start a church…Jacksonville, NC, the home of Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base. I pastored Coastline Baptist Church for 13 wonderful years. I thought I would die serving God in Jacksonville. Once again, however, God had other plans for my family. We have surrendered to go start as many churches as He will allow us on the island of Puerto Rico. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for our future!