I wear several hats. My current roles include:
- Lead Pastor & Church Planter
Grace Hills Church
July 2011 – Present
- Editor & Online Community Facilitator
Pastors.com / Saddleback Church
July 2010 – Present
- Coach to Leaders, Pastor, & Church Planters
Courage To Lead
May 2016 – Present
- Conference Speaker & Consultant
Leadership, Church Health, & Church Communications
As Time Allows
- Web Design & Social Marketing Strategist
I Design Websites and More
As Time Allows
Along with my wife, Angie, we are planting Grace Hills Church in Bentonville, Arkansas, which has grown from a couple of families in July of 2011 to an average attendance of around 400 while sending people to plant locally and abroad. We were sent out by Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, where I served as a Pastor while re-developing the online, global community of Pastors.com.
I’m originally from Bowling Green, Kentucky where Angie and I met at Warren Central High School in 1995. Together, we attended Central Baptist College and were married in 1997. We re-located back to Bowling Green where I served as a Pastor for eight years and we both attended Western Kentucky University.
Angie completed her Bachelor and Master of Social Work degrees and later became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She now serves part-time on the staff of Grace Hills leading women, making disciples, and leading our counseling and recovery ministries. We have three precious kids – Ella, Sam, and Drew – and love life in Northwest Arkansas.
I’ve written a book entitled Rewired, published by Passio (Charisma House), and it’s all about how to use social media to spread the good news of Jesus further – a passion of mine. I’ve been blogging since 2004 and formerly served as Editor of Fuel Your Blogging. My writing has been featured in various publications including Leadership Journal, Ministry Today, Outreach, and The Church Executive. And I’m currently working on my next book as well.
And in addition to all of that, I sometimes take on clients in the form of churches and organizations needing help in the area of branding, web design, social media and marketing strategy, etc.
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