I am a 43-year-old rookie pastor. I have had the call of God on my life since I was 11, but like many other teenagers that already know all there is to know, decided to do my own thing. Fast forward 30 years and I decide to take the plunge and start taking classes at Nazarene Bible College through their online courses. This was after God decided to use someone I would have never guessed to overcome my last objection. As a salesperson, overcoming objections had become my life. That allowed me to have those objections that no one could even think of overcoming. God knows a little about overcoming circumstances though!
I am currently the pastor of Children and Family ministries at my local Nazarene church (link is under personal links if you are ever in NW Florida!) and have been doing this for just over 4 years. I sell pharmaceuticals to physicians around the nation which makes me a drug-dealing children pastor! Let that set in for a moment! Relax, they are legal and in line with my theology. I have a passion for children and their families. After all, they are the future of our church.
I enjoy frequenting some of the best beaches in the world as we are a short 15-20 minute drive from them. We live where others vacation! We love to go camping (when ministry and life allow – which is not too often) and will spend time in the mountains for vacation. But, even in the mountains, I enjoy being around a source of water – whether that be a creek, river, pond or lake of some sort. I enjoy fishing but could care less if I catch any as there is a sense of His creation when I go. To me, there is a calm that is indescribable when I am in these environments.
That about sums up what I am willing to divulge at this time. There will be other useless pieces of information that come along in future posts. Hey, its how us pastors give sermons!
If you do not know Jesus as your personal savior, please contact me so we can have a discussion! He loves you enough to suffer and die for you!