I married my wife, Cheri, in 2001. We are both Arizona natives, growing up in the Tempe area. We have two children, Ashley and James. I am currently a manager at SRP where I have worked for the past 19 years. I love hanging out with my family, learning new things, eating good food, watching the Arizona Coyotes hockey team, and sailing.
Raised in a Christian home, I knew the Gospel at a young age. While I considered myself a Christian, it wasn’t until I was an adult that I was confronted with the depths of my sin and how sin had separated me from God. With the weight of this realization, I spent weeks feeling broken and in need of a new life to mend the one I had corrupted. Jesus has been that life and has redefined my life apart from my old identity. As I continue to walk in the Lord, I am increasingly made aware that I need Jesus as much today, as I did when He first called me. His love and kindness fuels my affections to draw near and imitate the one in whose image I was created in.
Redemption Gateway has been a huge blessing to our family and our walk with the Lord. The people of Gateway truly reflect that “All of Life, is All for Jesus.” We have seen God visible in tangible and intangible ways. Through friendships, serving, and generosity, is undoubtedly a congregation that is marked by love of God and love for others. I have not experienced this before and it truly feels like a home away from home. I am overwhelmingly thankful for the love God has shown through his people here at Redemption Gateway.
There are many reasons that I am excited for the future of Redemption Gateway. I’m blessed and encouraged to see God working through the leadership, and what He has in store for them in the future. I look forward to having a new building with the space to welcome the unchurched members of our communities and be introduced to Jesus. I’m excited for the new leaders who have been developed and can’t wait to see them be sent out to share the Gospel with the nations. I’m hopeful about the future generations that are currently involved in our Student Ministry, and the impact that they will make for Christ. Thinking about the multitude of lives the individual ministries at Gateway have touched, I can’t help but think of how many more lives will be changed as we move into the next season. We are entering an exciting time here at Gateway, and I’m honored to be a part it!