2008-2017 Senior Pastor - New River Fellowship | Weatherford TX
My responsibilities included seeking God for the vision and direction of the church, weekly preaching and developing a ministry team for message series and launching leaders to their callings. My heart is for reaching the lost, unchurched and broken along with taking people where ever they are in their relationship with Christ to the next level. I also have a desire for creative and effective advertising and marketing within a community. In2008 when I arrived, the church was one campus running 500 in attendance. At the end of my tenure we were running over 2400 each Sunday. We expanded our former worship facility of 550 to a new facility seating over 1000. We also were able to birth two extension campuses. One has 250 and the other 500 in weekly attendance. I believe that true kingdom success is not merely reaching the lost and impacting souls but equipping the saints for ministry. Excellence is too big for one person.
2005-2008 Executive Pastor - Grace Church | Houston TX.
My responsibilities included but were not limited to overseeing a College/Young Adult worship gathering called "The Venue" where we had over 500 in attendance each week. I also was one of the four pastors who spoke at our three campuses; two in Houston and one in San Deigo CA. I worked side by side with the worship ministry of the church in developing our worship services.
2000-2005 Youth/College/Singles Pastor - Lakewood Church | Houston, TX
My responsibly was to oversee the youth ministry of the church as well as begin a College/Young Adult worship service that we called "The Portico". The Portico expanded into a college/young adult ministry of the church that included a weekly service of over 800, weekly small groups, outreach, and global and local ministry opportunities. Besides giving leadership to the singles ministry of the church, I was also honored to preach periodically at the Sunday night worship services.
1994-2000 Director/Speaker-CrossTalk College Ministry - Texas State University | San Marcos, TX
In 1994 with the help of Chris Tomlin, we started a college worship service on the campus of Texas State University in San Marcos Texas. Our goal was to raise up students to serve in every aspect of this ministry from the worship team to administrative, media, ushers and greeters to the prayer team. The worship service attracted non churched and lost from all over the campus as well as sororities and fraternities. This ministry impacted approximately 500 students each week.
1998-2000 Metro Bible Study Speaker - Houston First Baptist Church | Houston, TX
For two years I commuted to Houston and was the speaker for the weekly Metro Bible study for college and young adults. I also worked with the leadership team of Houston First Baptist in working through Bible study series and focusing on outreach to that age group.
1993-2000 Youth/College Itinerate Speaker
I traveled speaking at youth camps, revival services, events like Hot Hearts, Super Summer and Youth Evangelism Conferences (YEC) in Dallas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas. I was blessed to travel and minister with Chris Tomlin, David Crowder, Mercy Me and many other anointed worship leaders. I enlisted college students to travel with me during the summer months for the opportunity of discipleship.
1988-1991 Youth Pastor - First Baptist New Braunfels | New Braunfels, TX
1985-1988 Youth Pastor - First Baptist Kyle | Kyle TX.
1991-1995 Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary | Fort Worth, Texas (Associates in Theology)
1982-1983 Southwestern Assembly of God College | Waxahachie, Texas
1981-1985 Texas State University | San Marcos TX - Studied Speech/Psychology
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