Why Are You Here?
Being persuaded that "Jesus is the best way to live and the only way to die," it is a great honor and privilege to work with Lakeside Bible Chapel to speak and be good news to our community.
What's Your Passion?
I am passionate about the church as a gathering of Jesus-following people who reflect the life and heart of God, and am convinced that Jesus needs to be the primary and central pursuit of our lives.
Where Do You Come From?
I was born and raised in several communities in southern California. After becoming a Christian in high school, I attended Biola University and met my wife, Barbara. We both graduated and I began a career in Information Systems.
How Did You Get Here?
Barb and I were married in 1982, moved to Santa Maria, California, and had two daughters: Marian and Irene. We moved to Rancho Cucamonga and were blessed with Theodore. Later, I began to hear a call into full-time ministry. We moved to Washington state and I graduated from Western Seminary. Lakeside Bible Chapel extended a calling for me to serve as one of their Pastors in 2009.
Tell Us More About Your Family:
Barbara helps in our compassion ministries. Marian lives in Washington state; Irene and her husband Ben live in Oregon; and Theodore is a student at Macomb Community College. We are home to Max, Das Wunderhund, and Brit, the Norwegian Forest Cat.
What Is Fun For You?
I play bass guitar in our worship team, do a little Martial Arts and jogging to stay active, enjoy reading, and relax by tinkering with things. I root for the Lions, the Tiger AND Dodgers, and only pay attention to the Red Wings.
"We Need To See Your Credentials!"
OK, then - here are some of my particulars: Master of Divinity; Juris Doctor; member of the Christian Legal Society, Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity, and the Evangelical Theological Society. I am also certified in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Coaching, and the Prepare-Enrich marital and premarital counseling network.
Please feel free to come by on a Sunday morning and check us out - I would love to meet you and hear your story!