Married to beautiful wife Heather. We have three children: Cobie, Cameron, and Cali Ann.
10 years combined service as Youth Pastor:
- First Christian Church in Napa, CA
- Sylvan Oaks Christian Church in Citrus Heights, CA
- Christ Church of the Valley (CCV) in San Dimas, CA
Planted LifePointe Christian Church February 23, 2003 and serve as Senior Pastor since that time.
All time favorite book: Devotional Classics edited by Richard Foster and JB Smith.
I recommend and love to read any book by Richard Foster, Andy Stanley, Bill Hybels and Patrick Lencioni. My favorite two authors are Gene Edwards and Randy Alcorn. I highly recommend reading EVERY book these two authors have written. My favorite series is The First Century Diaries by Gene Edwards. One of the most impactful books I’ve read is Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ by Jeanne Guyon.
I’m a somewhat bizarre “ambidextrous” person with regard to sports. When I play tennis, I serve right but play left. If I play right, I hit the ball over the fence. I have a left-handed backhand slice, but if I use my right hand as a backhand, I can’t slice so I would use two hands and hit it pretty hard. I can’t use a two-handed backhand when I play left.
In golf, I prefer to play left-handed but putt right handed. If I only have access to right handed clubs, I can use those and actually hit the ball a lot farther. However, when I get closer to the green, I don’t have good control of my swing and tend to always sail the green (if I’m playing right handed). So – if I could create my own set, I would use right-handed woods, left-handed irons and a right-handed putter.
I love spending time with my wife and kids. We enjoy board games (current fad is playing backgammon), water sports, backpacking, camping, bike rides and just about anything else outdoors. I coach my kids in various sports. I love to read and also watch movies or mini-series based on true stories. My favorite personal activity is waterskiing.
John 10:10 and Philippians 1:6
Favorite Types of Music
If I had to choose, I suppose I would pick “alternative” as my favorite type. I prefer good quality music that demonstrates the skill of the musicians. The less “singing” the better!