I was born and raised in South Bend, IN. I did not know the Lord growing up. I became a Christian when I was 20 years old. It was in the Fall of 1994. I was a sophmore in college at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. It was a time in my life when I was depressed and was contemplating the biggest questions of life. Questions such as: Why am I here? What is my purpose in life? Is there a God? Why is there death and is there life after death? The problem of death especially vexed my soul. I came to believe then, and still heartily proclaim today, that the resurrection of Jesus Christ is the only remedy for death. Jesus died on the cross for my sins and was raised from the dead so that I might have everlasting life (1 Cor 15:1-4). I got saved in the Fall of 1994. I didn't deserve it, and I still don't, and I never will. My life verse is 1 Corinthians 15:10, "I am what I am by the grace of God."
I am married to my beautiful wife, Katherine Rose. She is a lovely person, outside and in (cf. 1 Peter 3:4). We got married on March 17, 2007 (on Saint Patrick's Day). We have two beautiful boys, Jamie and Nathanael, the loves of my life. I am so blessed.
I am committed to teaching and preaching the Bible, God's Word (2 Tim 4:1-4). I am committed to preaching the gospel and equpping God's people to share the gospel and to making disciples in the church in fulfillment of the Great Commission (Matt 28:18-20) . God called me to CCC on April 1, 2017. I guess I am destined to be a fool for Christ (cf. 1 Cor 4:10).
It is my desire and prayer that all who come to Clearfield Community Church will be changed by God's amazing grace. To the Triune God be the glory forever!