In the summer of 2012, I began serving as the Ministry Associate at the Downtown Campus of Houston’s First. Prior to this role, I served in various ministry positions, including Recreation Ministry Associate and College Ministry Coordinator at the Loop Campus, and Associate Director at the Faith Center-Spring Branch.
As Ministry Associate, I provide leadership to the Grow ministry at the Downtown Campus, which includes adult Life Bible Study groups, Milestones courses, and discipleship gatherings. I also oversee the assimilation process for new members, guide current members in discovering places to serve in ministry via large group teaching and individual coaching, and lead teams on short-term mission trips.
I graduated from Rutgers University (New Brunswick) with a B.S. in Exercise Science & Sport Studies: Sports Management with a Minor in Psychology, and completed master-level coursework at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Houston Extension). I was born in New York and raised in New Jersey, and later moved to Houston as a Teach for America Corps Member, becoming certified to teach K-4 before transitioning to vocational ministry.
In 2014, I married my wife, Karenie, and we have one son named Micah.