Thanks for stopping by! This site is meant to equip and encourage those who serve the local church. If that describes you, I hope you’ll find the content here to be helpful. Whether you’re the pastor behind the pulpit or a volunteer in the nursery, I want to provide practical resources to assist you and your church or ministry as you serve the Lord.

I have served in a variety of ministry roles within the church. Some of those roles were in a volunteer capacity; some were as a vocational minister. Since 2013, I have served as the Associational Mission Strategist for the Pike Association of Southern Baptists, a network of Southern Baptist churches located in southeastern Kentucky. In this role, I consult with pastors and other church members on a regular basis. In addition to this role, I also began serving as the Executive Pastor for First Baptist Church in Pikeville, in 2015. In all, I have been serving in vocational ministry for over a decade.

I have been blogging since 2015, but really began to post regularly in 2020. Since that time, the readership of this website has grown to nearly 5,000 readers per month. I hope you will find my posts unique and helpful. Here are my Top 10 Most Read Posts of All-Time. As you can see, there’s something for everyone!

  1. 7 Bible Verses to Read Whenever You Face Temptation
  2. 5 Bible Verses to Read When Life Doesn’t Make Sense
  3. 30 Outreach Ideas for Your Church During the Coronavirus Pandemic
  4. As Far as the East is From the West: A New Study on Lostness in Kentucky
  5. Read This Before You Put Away Your Christmas Decorations
  6. Look Out for These Red Flags When Searching for a New Pastor
  7. 7 Bible Verses to Read When You’re Angry
  8. When the Church is Silent During Pastor Appreciation Month
  9. 4 Ways to Pray During a Pastor Search
  10. 9 Reasons Your Pastor May Need Your Prayers Now More Than Ever

In addition to blogging, I published my first book, The Church During the Search: Honoring Christ While You Wait For Your Next Pastor in 2021. If your church is searching for a pastor or you know of another church currently in the search, you may want to check it out.

I was born and raised in Pikeville, KY, a small town in the Appalachian Mountains of southeastern Kentucky. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Statistics from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY in 2001. After working as a data analyst for several years and serving in my local church, God called me to vocational ministry. In 2011, I earned a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. I have been happily married to my wife, Brandi, since 2002. We have two sons: Isaiah and Noah. In my free time, I enjoy writing, reading, landscaping, and checking off items on my baseball bucket list!

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This is my personal website. The opinions I express here do not necessarily represent those of the Pike Association of Southern Baptists or First Baptist Church of Pikeville, KY. 


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