Worship music is something that has been a passion of mine since I was 16 years old. I began my life with the Lord on February 29, 1996. From that point on everything changed; I found a love for guitar, leading worship, and songwriting. After high school I attended Baptist Bible College as a church music major. I attended BBC before transferring to Liberty University where I studied and completed my bachelor’s degree in Worship Music Studies. While at Liberty I had the tremendous opportunity of traveling with Light Ministries, where we spent weekends in various churches and ministries. I was also blessed to spend a summer traveling alongside Meredith Andrews and friends as she began her career as a christian worship artist.
After Liberty I accepted the position of worship pastor for Origins Church, a church plant of Landmark Baptist in Cincinnati, Ohio. During my time with Origins Church I was able to recruit, train, and establish various teams and ministries within a worship ministry. This included audio, lighting, media, videography, vocalist, and musicians. In 2007, I left Origins Church and moved to San Diego to pursue a relationship with my future wife and also transitioned to full time ministry as a worship artist.
Shortly before Gabby and I were married, I accepted the position of worship pastor at Christ Community Church in Tucson, Arizona. I felt a clear calling to be a part of fostering and leading worship in the local church. At Christ Community I had the privilege of leading worship in various settings and capacities. Once a month we had a large orchestra and choir leading worship with the rest of the team. I also became the pastor to oversee the first impressions ministry. We had our first child, Stella, while in Tucson, and were surrounded by friends and colleagues we loved dearly.
Through a series of events the Lord transitioned our family from Tucson, AZ to Granbury, TX in the spring of 2014. This was an opportunity to be close to all of my family and also help my brother-in-law, Lonnie Lehrman with his church Granbury Baptist. During this time I had the privilege of partnering with leaders from Granbury Baptist’s five other church plants, to further develop their worship music ministries. In the midst of all this we were blessed to welcome our son, Eli, into our family.
After much prayer and consideration, I accepted the position of worship pastor at Ocean View Church, in San Diego, CA. Ocean View Church, is a thriving ministry in the South Bay of San Diego. During my time at Ocean View I have begun overseeing the media, audio, and worship ministries. It has been a tremendous time of growth and seeing the Lord do awesome and great things.
I believe that worship is more than just singing to begin a service or to prepare hearts for the message. I believe worship is an important, biblical part of having a close relationship with the Lord. I strive to lead our teams with integrity, humility, and a heart that ultimately points people to the truth and gospel. The Lord has been faithful and I am so grateful and blessed to be able to share the love of Christ with others.
Worship Leader, Ocean View Church
Worship Leader, Granbury Baptist Church
Worship Leader, Christ Community Church
Worship Leader, Origins Church
Worship Artist, Lift Camp Ministries
Recorded and Co-Produced "Oceans Roar" & "Run"
Worship Music Degree, Liberty University
Traveling Music Team Light Ministries", Liberty University
Played With and Opened for Meredith Andrews
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