Apr 17th, 2014
I have just returned from a service of unity and hope, which was offered by the Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City in partnership with clergy from the larger community. It was a profound time at the Jewish Community Campus, the site of violence this past Sunday. Not only did we remember the three who were gunned down, but we also strengthened our bonds as persons of faith.
Striving to be a more effective and prepared servant
From early on in life my desire has been to follow God and serve Him in any capacity that was available to me. My grandparents, who actively involved me in the spiritual life of our family, raised me in a Christian household.
I accepted Christ as my personal savior when I was nine years old. As a teenager I felt a strong, consuming desire to do more with my life, especially as it related to life within the local church. After much prayer and spiritual counseling, I answered the call to preach when I was 16 and delivered my first sermon when I was 17, becoming the fourth generation of pastors/ministers in my family. Eventually, my responsibilities within the local church increased. I have served as Youth Minister, Associate Minister, Assistant Pastor, Interim Pastor, and Senior Pastor in churches in Missouri and Texas.