Birthplace: Torrance, CA
Hometown: Mostly Torrance but have lived in Lawndale, Hawthorne, Palos Verdes, Fountain Valley, Temecula, Whittier, Glendale, El Segundo, McPherson (KS), Marion (NY)
Current: Nampa, ID
Family: Married Mimi in 2002. Stepson: Cody. Daughters: Kira, Lexi, Zoey. Son: Ezra.
Education: Carr Elementary, Calle Mayor Junior High, El Segundo High School, Central College (McPherson, KS), Calvary Chapel School of Ministry (Costa Mesa, CA), B.Th. @ The King’s University, Certificate in Marketplace Ministries @ Western Seminary, Certificate in Bible & Theology @ Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Th.M @ The North American Reformed Seminary, Certificate in Writing @ The University of Texas (Austin), Kern Fellow at Acton University
Vocation: Christian. Husband to one. Father to five. Senior Pastor (2008 – current) @ Sovereign Grace Fellowship (Nampa, ID). Executive Director (2014 – current) @ Lifeline Pregnancy Care Center (Nampa, ID). In past, I’ve served in full-time pastoral ministry at churches in New York and California. Past employment experience outside of pastoral ministry consists of following: Teacher @ New Covenant Academy (Los Angeles, CA), SAT prep tutor, loader @ UPS, customer retention/fleet department @ Toyota, waiter, and hair-sweeper and goods-stocker as a child at my mother’s hair salon.
Past/Current Community Involvement: Class Chaplain, Varsity Baseball Coach @ South Bay Lutheran (Torrance/Inglewood, CA), Baseball Coach for Buddy League in Whittier, CA (league for developmental disabilities), Manager/head coach for Marion Baseball League, Basketball Coach in Marion, NY (7th grade girls), Baseball Coach for Challenger Division Little League in Boise, CA (for developmental disabilities), Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome awareness, Editorial board member @ The Idaho Press-Tribune, Walk for Life, Reformation Society, Nampa Ministry Training Co-Op
Hobbies/Interests: Sushi, Pho, and Mexican food. Los Angeles Angels and Lakers. Gospel music. Baseball cards. Reading. Writing.