About Me

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Faith Biography

I found Jesus at an early age in the sweat & tear stained altar of a little Pentecostal church in rural North Carolina. I responded God’s call to preach when I was 17 years old.

Beliefs

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic (universal) Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
Amen.

Ministry History

I was first credentialed in the Church of God (Cleveland, TN) in 2000. My first ministry was at Hazelwood COG in Waynesville, NC as the Youth pastor in 2001. I went on to pastor that church from 2003 until 2007. In 2008 we moved to Asheville, NC and I served as the pastor of New Harvest Church until 2015. I currently reside near Charlotte, NC where I am on Sabbatical from pastoral ministry but active in preaching, teaching, and social justice collaborating. I am working with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of NC as an organizer for their Racial Justice ministry. My work with CBF is done on the campus of Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC.

Education

Bachelor of Christian Ministry, Lee University
Cleveland, TN

Master of Divinity in Pastoral Studies, Gardner-Webb University
Boiling Springs, NC
Expected Graduation 2016

Publications & Presentations

“Ministering in Obscurity,” in Youth and Discipleship Leadership. Fall, 2011. Cleveland, TN: Pathway Press, 9-12..

“The Uncomfortable Choice to Love Your Enemies,” in Pentecostal Evangel. March 24, 2013. Springfield MO: Gospel Publishing House, 6-9.

“God’s Women and God’s Peasants: The Song of Deborah as Heroic Poetry.” Presented at Florida State University, Graduate Student Symposium. February 21, 2015.

“His Compassions Never Fail,” in All-State Baptist Youth Choir Devotional. Summer 2015.

“Values, Attitudes, and Lifestyles of the Unchurched, ” for School of Practical and Advanced Studies, Church of God of Prophecy. (Forthcoming)