I was saved as a teenager in Savannah, GA. While in High School, I knew that the way I was living my life wasn't pleasing to God and, by His grace through faith, repented and submitted to Christ as Lord. It was at that point that my walk with God became the priority of my life and I have been serving Him ever since!
I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Amber Gifford, since 2005, and we have two wonderful boys, Zane and Finn. In terms of my education, I currently hold a B.A. from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO, and an M.A. from the Master's Univerisity in Santa Clarita, CA. I am also working towards a PhD from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX. For my vocation, I work at the Master's University as a Professor of Biblical Counseling.
My vision for Faith Community Church is to see God continue to be honored as we seek to learn the truth, live the gospel, and love the family. For me this involves focusing on developing Life Groups that are biblical and are places where people can grow in significant Christ-like relationships.
Some of my hobbies include running as much as I can and working on my Jeep Wrangler. My favorite book is On Delighting in God by John Howe, and my favorite Bible verse is 2 Corinthians 5:9. I am a former US Army Captain; I have always wanted to travel to Germany, and my favorite quote is "Think greatly about the greatness of God" by John Owen.