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ABOUT

OUR PASTOR UNPLUGGED

Here are just a few things about our pastor that go a bit deeper into who he is. And, now, you know how to pray for him. Actually, you should pray for his wife, kids, students, and church!

If someone was to ask: "who are you?", meaning, "who are you really?", what would you tell them?

It's none of their business! Okay, seriously: I think I would say, I am a follower of Jesus who is trying to live out my faith to the fullest everyday while being a husband, dad, teacher, soccer coach, neighbor, and friend.

What are some things you hope to do before the rapture?

  • Go hang-gliding
  • Join a storm-chaser team
  • Dive in a submersible to the hydrothermal vents (notice a trend here?!)
  • Go to Israel
  • What is a regret you have?

    Well, I could give you the standard Christian answer and say that my biggest regret is that I didn't become a follower of Jesus sooner. And, that would be true. However, I would also have to say that I regret those times I live and decisions I make on my own (and in disobedience) - without the seeking the counsel of my precious Lord.

    Do you have any pet peeves?

  • The Boston Red Sox.
  • When someone says "The Book of Revelations."
  • When someone tells me that THEIR pet peeve is when I am wearing my sandals with socks.
  • What do you really love doing?

  • Coaching soccer with my daughters.
  • Playing board games with my family.
  • Engaging in opportunities for real, biblical discipleship.
  • Going on mission trips - teaching, helping others, and watching our team grow in their own, personal faith.
  • Grilling.
  • Making coffee (that sounds so lame) - how about being an amateur barrista?!
  • What is something that people would not expect if they knew about you?

  • I love musicals (Les Miserables, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Going My Way) - that does NOT include High School Musical!
  • We have a greyhound named Tikva (Hebrew for "Hope") and two leopard geckos.
  • Is there someone famous or well-known that best describes you?

  • That's easy: Calvin from the comic strip Calvin & Hobbes.
  • Who do you listen to for own personal spiritual growth?

  • Joe Focht - CC Philadelphia
  • Sandy Adams - CC Stone Mountain
  • Ravi Zacharias - RZIM Ministries
  • Damien Kyle - CC Modesto
  • David Platt - Church at Brook Hills
  • If you could have the chance to meet someone (from anytime in history), who would you like to meet?

  • Ravi Zacharias
  • George Campbell Morgan
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Favorite Sports Team:

  • NY Yankees
  • Any team playing the Dallas Cowboys
  • Favorite Food:

  • Bagels and cream cheese
  • NY style pizza
  • In-&-Out burgers
  • Favorite Drink:

  • [on a cold day] Chi tea latte, with a shot of espresso, 1 pump of white mocha, and 1/2 pump of rasberry syrup
  • [on a hot day] Cherry Limeade from Sonic
  • Favorite Verse:

  • I Corinthians 15:10 - "But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me."
  • Favorite Christian Books:

  • Radical by David Platt
  • Harvest by Chuck Smith & Tal Brooke
  • Christian Atheist by Craig Groeschel
  • The God Who Is There by Francis Schaffer
  • Wholly Jesus by Mark Foreman
  • Why Jesus by Ravi Zacharias
  • Authentic Christianity by Ray Stedman
  • Favorite Fiction/Novels:

  • Piercing the Darkness by Frank Peretti
  • Deadline by Randy Alcorn
  • Illusion by Frank Peretti
  • The Belgariad by David Eddings
  • Eli by Bill Myers
  • Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  • Favorite Movies:

  • Lord of the Rings (all of them!)
  • Going My Way
  • The Longest Day
  • God's Not Dead
  • To Save a Life
  • Favorite TV Shows:

  • NCIS
  • Numb3rs
  • Favorite Songs:

  • Jesus Freak (DC Talk)
  • Lord, I Don't Know (Newsboys)
  • Favorite Quote:

  • "Don't go away mad, just go away!" (am I allowed to say that as a pastor?)
  • Any line from Princess Bride!
  • "Don't go where the birds are walking!" (if you are driving a boat through shallow areas, you know what this means!)
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