I grew up in a small west Texas town called Sweetwater, TX and moved to Houston in 9th grade. Talk about culture shock! Shortly after, I became a Christian while in High School. A typical rebellious youth group kid, I repented of a lot of sin in my life and began to follow Jesus more deeply right before I entered college. I attended Houston Baptist Univeristy and graduated in 2008 with a double major in Christianity and Biblical Languages. I worked at a part-time Youth Minister throughout college and in 2010, I helped plant Creekside Community Church.
Growing up in Southwest Houston, I have a love and appreciation for diversity. I always wondered why churches were segregated among ethnic lines. Creekside was a response to that observation. I wanted to be a part of a church that welcomed and celebrated people from all walks of life under the banner of Jesus Christ. I wanted to see a Gospel-Centered, diverse church reaching those far from God in Katy.
I have been married to my wonderful wife Sarah since 2008 and we have two daughters, Hayden, 7 and Morgan, 4, who are homeschooled. I love playing guitar (and music in general), watching Netflix with my wife, spending time planning our next Disney World Vacation, and enjoying a good drink with friends and family.