I was born into a pastor’s home. My father was an associate pastor at Southeast Baptist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma and in 1998 our family moved to Tucson, Arizona to plant Desert Springs Baptist Church. Following God’s call to tell people about Jesus is something my family has lived since out I was a child. In 2002, my mother passed away from cancer and as a result of those events I recognized I was not saved and at the age of 13 I accepted Jesus Christ as my savior.
Throughout my high school years I often struggled to live the life I knew God had for me. I felt His calling on my life to full-time ministry and surrendered my life to Him in the summer of 2006. I did not know what that meant, but I was willing to serve God however He would lead me. I moved to Springfield, Missouri in February of 2010 and I joined Cherry Street Baptist Church. It was been through the ministry of Cherry Street that I grew in my love for the Lord and my desire to see others come to know Him. I joined the staff of Cherry Street in 2017 and I served in the College, High School, Awana, VBS, Visitation, Camp, and Music Ministries.
Through the working of the Holy Spirit and the strong missions emphasis at Cherry Street I began feeling a burden to missions and started looking into different mission fields in 2015. I felt a strong burden for the country of Ireland when I found out that it was the least evangelized English speaking country in the world and there were few Gospel preaching missionaries in the country. I had the opportunity to take a survey trip to Ireland in the summer of 2016 and I immediately felt a burden for the country. The people were so nice and kind, but there is a feeling of darkness. I was burdened by the lack of Bible preaching churches and I knew that was the place God was sending me.
Since that time, through ups and downs, opened and closed doors, my passion for reaching the lost and starting churches in Ireland has not changed. I was ordained into ministry in March of 2019 and I came on staff at Canton Baptist Temple in Canton, Ohio in the summer of 2020 as the Missions Intern. God has used this time to confirm His calling and direction in my life. I am honored and humbled to be used by the Lord to continue the burden He placed on my heart years ago to see people saved, serving, and sent out to plant churches in the country of Ireland. By God’s grace I am aiming to be on the mission field by March of 2023.