I had the blessing of participating in an Anglican church with a strong, community-based choir for boys and learned about Jesus and music, but it wasn't until I had the opportunity of attending a fine arts boarding school that I encountered the living Jesus.
At home for Christmas during my freshman year, I gave my life to Christ while listening to a Billy Graham broadcast and, after returning to school, experienced a dynamic immersion of God's power through the Holy Spirit. God has blessed me by combining my relationship with Him and my talents, ministering here at Christ Church.
I have been married to Bobbi for almost 30 years and we have two daughters: Emma (25) and Lydia (20). I received two music degrees from the University of Michigan and have served churches in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Rhode Island, and South Carolina.
My favorite Bible verse is one of the best-known and well-loved: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only-begotten Son, so that all who believe in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). In this one verse, the entire message of the Bible is summarized.