I was born on Long Island, NY. Have lived in Florida, Texas, California, North Carolina, and Washington. Married to Joyce Wallace. We have two wonderful children, Hannah and Samuel, whom we adopted from St. Petersburg, Russia. Have a Ph.D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Have worked with the North American Mission Board as a church planter and served as pastor of churches in Orange County CA, Bellevue WA, and now Silicon Valley. Love to help people know Jesus.