I was born in Long Island, NY, to Robert and Arlene. I have one late-brother, Bob, who was also a Pastor, who has three precious daughters, my nieces, Katelyn, Anna, and Emily Joy . My beautiful wife, Jacqueline and I have two amazing children, Rachael and Christopher. My daughter graduated from UGA with her Master’s in Counseling and works as a counselor in the VA Beach area. Graduate of SEMO, my son is playing professional baseball in Northern California.
I prepared for the ministry at the Church of God Theological Seminary (now, Pentecostal Theological Seminary) and received my M.DIV. From there I went to Union Theological Seminary (Richmond, VA) and received my Masters of Theology in Theology and Ethics. I planted and pastored in Upstate NY for four years, and taught Bible College in Brooklyn, NY for two years. I then became the founding Director of Master’s Commission Fresno, CA for five years, concurrently teaching for Patten University as well. I enjoyed seven fruitful years as the Discipleship and Evangelism Pastor at Westmore Church of God. The next chapter of my ministry included 6 years as a Chaplain, five as Director of Spiritual Care/Chaplain at Signature Healthcare in Cleveland, TN and one incredible year as a Chaplain Resident at Erlanger
Hospital in Chattanooga.
I love to spend time with my beautiful wife and family. I thank God for my parents and for the honor of being Jacqueline’s husband and dad to my wonderful Rachael and Christopher.
Discipleship— developing and deploying the family of God into their Kingdom destinies— is my core passion. My life’s theme and mission statement is “to make disciples who make disciples.”