I grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. After graduating from Berry College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology, I moved to Fort Worth, TX to attend Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where I received a Masters of Divinity degree. I also earned a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Beeson Divinity School. Prior to serving at Central, I served at Spring Hill Baptist Church in Mobile AL, Glynwood Baptist Church in Prattville AL, and Mount Zion Baptist Church in Huntsville AL.

My wife Laurie and I have been married since 2000, and we have 3 wonderful sons: Alex, Brett, and Caleb. I enjoy being outdoors, reading, playing all games, and cheering on my boys as they play a variety of sports!

I am passionate about helping people grow in their relationship with God, their relationship with the body of Christ, and their evangelistic relationship with the world.