I met my wife, Donna, at Simpson University in San Francisco. We have been married for 51 years and have two children, Melissa and Martin. Melissa lives in Calgary, AB, Canada with her husband, Tim. Martin is single and lives with us in San Tan Valley. He currently works at Target in Queen Creek, and is a cartoon artist and loves music, especially the music at Redemption Gateway! We also have three grandchildren; Keegan (25), Erin (22), and Corey (20). I am a retired courtesy shuttle driver for Henry Brown Buick GMC in Gilbert, AZ. I like to spend time with my family, travel, relax, and ponder the future.
I grew up in a conservative Christian home on a dairy farm outside of Alexandria, MN. My parents raised the five of us siblings on hard work, the Bible, prayer, Sunday school, and regular attendance at the local Baptist church. At age eight, I trusted Jesus as my savior during VBS in 1954. I had the privilege, along with my best friend at the time, to pray the “sinner’s prayer” with my father. It was a special time and I will never forget it.
I love the genuineness, love, servant hearts, compassion, generosity, vulnerability, friendliness, and concern that the people of Redemption Gateway has for the lost in our community. Most of all, I love that we all are committed to “All of Life is All for Jesus.” What excites me about Redemption Gateway’s future is that God has built outstanding ministries that He will continue to use into the future, He has given us a beautiful new facility to use for His glory here in Queen Creek and beyond, and He will bring more lost & searching people to Himself through the Spirit of Jesus’ love and grace.