How I came into a relationship with Jesus Christ
I did not grow up in a Christian home, but my Mom was saved at a Billy Graham crusade in 1989 and I started to attend church with her thereafter. That led to attending student ministry and the Lord began to work on me, eventually giving my life to Him at a student camp when I was 16.
How I came to Harvest
I was visiting a close friend from the UK in 1999 who was working in Chicago and was attending Harvest during his stay. When I arrived he got me connected with the student min team here. Over the next couple of years, I visited a few more times to lead worship before being offered a full-time position in 2001.
What I do at Harvest
I lead worship, plan services, oversee songwriting for the church and lead the training and mentoring of worship leaders in and outside of our staff.
Why I do what I do
Working for the Lord is a great honor and joy. I serve to love His people more than music and lead them to worship God in Spirit and Truth more deeply and fervently along their walk with Him.
On staff since 2001
Previous work Tearfund (Charity) and leading worship around the UK
Favorite verse 1 Peter 1:8-9
Married to Joanna, since 2005
Children – four boys – Sam, Ben, Adley, and Jesse.