God called me to serve in the local church 28 years ago. On that special day I prayed a simple prayer—“God, where can I make the biggest difference for the kingdom?” The Lord made it clear that the purpose and focus of my life would be in children’s ministry. He filled my heart with a passion for shepherding children in their journey to become the masterpiece God destined them to be.
I have enjoyed serving the Lord in several churches and in 2007 began my journey as Pastor over the Saddleback Kids ministry. I thank God each day for our servant-hearted volunteers and leaders, the parents and the incredible children we serve. Our ministry is truly a church family.
When I am not having a blast at work, you might find me walking my dog, at a football game or watching a classic movie (such as Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Sandlot, What about Bob—you know, the really, really good ones). My beautiful wife, Stephanie, and I have been married 28 years and have two wonderful sons, Tyler and Matthew. Oh and I am also REALLY interested in space travel. Someday I plan to fly the Millennium Falcon to Mars and start the first church on the planet.
In all seriousness, partnering with parents to lead their children to Christ is my greatest joy. I thank God for each of you and pray for the Lord’s blessing on your life.