The beginning

I FIRST FELT GOD’S CALL ON MY LIFE AT SIXTEEN YEARS OLD WHILE ON A MISSION’S TRIP TO NEPAL. HERE, MY EYES WERE OPENED TO THE LOVE OF GOD NOT ONLY FOR MYSELF, BUT ALSO FOR A HURTING WORLD IN DESPERATE NEED OF A SAVIOR. 


AFTER GRADUATING FROM SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY IN 2005, I SPENT TIME IN SRI LANKA AND INDIA: WORKING AT ORPHANAGES, ASSISTING WITH TSUNAMI RELIEF EFFORTS, TRAINING PASTORS, AND CONDUCTING VILLAGE OUTREACHES. I THEN SETTLED IN PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, AND OPENED A THRIFT STORE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR FOREIGN MISSIONS. IN ADDITION, I ALSO SERVED AS STUDENT MINISTRIES PASTOR FOR SIX YEARS, OVERSEEING MIDDLE SCHOOL THROUGH COLLEGE-AGED STUDENTS. DURING THIS TIME, I OBTAINED MY MASTERS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. 


IN 2020, I GRADUATED FROM SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY WITH MY DOCTORATE IN MINISTRY.


FAMILY

IN 2010, I MARRIED MY WIFE, KATIE, AND WE NOW HAVE FOUR AMAZING CHILDREN, LILY, ANNABELL, KAI AND ELISE.

RADIANT CHURCH

AT THE BEGINNING OF 2013, KATIE AND I TOOK A MAJOR STEP OF FAITH. FEELING THE CALL TO PLANT A CHURCH, WE MOVED INTO SOUTH TAMPA AND STARTED THE PROCESS OF BUILDING A TEAM FROM SCRATCH. THE MISSION WAS TO REACH THE 87% OF TAMPA THAT IS COMPLETELY UNCHURCHED. 


AFTER MONTHS OF RECRUITING, PRAYING, AND STRATEGIZING, RADIANT CHURCH WAS OFFICIALLY LAUNCH ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2013 WITH 348 PEOPLE IN ATTENDANCE. SINCE THE LAUNCH, RADIANT CHURCH HAS SEEN OVER 10,000 DECISIONS FOR CHRIST AND CURRENTLY HOSTS 8 SUNDAY SERVICES ACROSS 5 LOCATIONS. WE HAVE A HEART FOR MULTIPLICAION AND WILL BE LAUNCHING OUR FIFTH LOCATION IN JANUARY 2021.


KATIE AND I HAVE BEEN LIVING OUR DREAM EVER SINCE LAUNCHING RADIANT CHURCH. WE ARE CONTINUALLY AMAZED BY HOW GOD HAS USED THIS LOCAL CHURCH TO MOVE PEOPLE TOWARDS CHRIST, COMMUNITY, AND THEIR CALLING. WE FIRMLY BELIEVE THE BEST IS YET TO COME FOR RADIANT CHURCH AND TAMPA BAY!