My beautiful wife, Heather, and I have three children: Cobie, Cameron, and Cali Ann.
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 also coach my kids in various sports.
Before planting LifePointe in February 2003 and serving as Senior Pastor, I had a decade of 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
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, 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.
My favorite personal activity is waterskiing. I also love to read and to watch movies or mini-series based on true stories.
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.) So – if I could create my own set, I would use right-handed woods, left-handed irons, and a right-handed putter.
John 10:10 “…I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
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!