How I came into relationship with Jesus Christ

Born into an unbelieving family I had no baseline for who Jesus was. I lived in sin as long as I can remember doing whatever I thought was right. I pursued a girl the summer of my freshman year of high school. She wanted nothing to do with me, so I made friends with her friends. They said I was crazy and to stop. I went back to the girl and asked her out again.

She said no, but that I could come with her and her friends to youth group. The next six weeks radically rocked my eternity. I heard the Gospel each night and by week six I was on my face in my bedroom crying out to Jesus to save me and forgive me of my sins. That night Jesus became real to me. I believed. He drew near. I was made alive in Christ and never the same again!

 

How I came to Harvest

The Lord opened a door for me, my bride Sarah and our five kids to come back from Sandpoint, ID to Illinois, our home state, after a three year tour of ministry in a local church. We left Idaho with family on our hearts and faith, believing God would open a door for ministry. After much back and forth with the leadership of Harvest Elgin I was asked to join the team late June 2015. My family has benefited greatly since coming to Harvest and are grateful for the opportunity to call Harvest our home!

 

What I do at Harvest

I am the Associate Pastor of Campus Ministries at the Elgin campus.

 

Why I do what I do

I love Jesus & people a lot!

 

At Harvest since June 2015

Previous work Student Ministries & Connections Pastor

Favorite verse Galatians 2:20

Married to Sarah

Married since July 2001

Children Makayla Rose, Kennedi Grace, Hudson Taylor, Lilly Anne, Arielle Cossette