I grew up in Central Illinois, right outside of Peoria. After many years of struggling with drugs and alcohol addictions and running from God, I entered the Teen Challenge program. It was there where I finally surrendered to God, was born again, delivered from addiction, and baptized in the Holy Spirit. Teen Challenge was also the place where I heard the audible voice of God saying to me “Teach My people My Word.” I received this call into the ministry and a year after completing the Teen Challenge program, the Lord led me to RHEMA Bible Training Center, in Broken Arrow, OK.
It was while training for the ministry at RHEMA that I met my wife, Elyssia. We were married January 15, 2010. We both graduated from RHEMA in 2011: Elyssia from the Youth Ministry program, and myself from the Pastoral Ministry. We have a BEAUTIFUL daughter Gracelynn whom God blessed us with in 2011, she is a reminder of God's love for us everyday.
We look forward to the BIG things God has in store for Springfield and Healing Word Church! Come and visit us some time!