I grew up going to church every Sunday and youth group every Wednesday for all the wrong reasons. I rebelled throughout high school and into my first year of college, confused and longing for anything that could fill the emptiness that I felt. At a Campus Outreach meeting my freshman year I met a sophomore named Tyler Sole, who came to know Jesus during college during his freshman year. I began hanging out with him and going to his weekly Bible study soon after that. I listened to what he had to say because I could tell he truly cared about me. God saved me through that intimate Bible study and through Campus Outreach events near the beginning of my sophomore year college.
I thought that being a moral person would forgive my sins, until God showed me in His Word that “if righteousness came through the Law, then Christ died for no purpose.” (Gal. 2:21) Good works can’t save a sinner, only true faith in Jesus can. The truth that I was so dead in my sin that I couldn’t save myself set me free to lay down my life at the foot of the cross of Christ. God has now called me to full-time campus ministry, the very place He changed my life only a few years ago. In prayer and proclaiming, by His grace, God will reach the United States and the Nations of the world through His Christian leaders that will fill the workforce coming out of college. My aim is to share this same Gospel of grace to men and women seeking purpose in college like I was, “warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all His energy that He powerfully works within me.” (Col 1:28-29) It is a privilege to be chosen by my Creator to work for Him through this great ministry!
Growing up in Georgia, my wife Jessica and I both came to know Christ during our high school years. During college, I was deeply impacted by Christ through the staff and ministry of Campus Outreach. As a burden began to grow for Christ to be made known on the college campus, my wife and I were given the opportunity to come on staff with Campus Outreach. In September 2004, we moved to Kentucky with the desire to see God bring college students to Christ and impact the campus, culture, and world with the gospel. Since then we have seen hundreds of lives transformed by the gospel! We have had the privilege to see students transformed by the gospel on the campus, who are now seeking to influence others for Christ in many realms of the professional world. Over these years God has blessed us with three boys, Judah, Asher, and Levi. Now living in Danville, I have the privilege of helping our region with oversight to major events and the development of campus plans for each campus. I also continue to share Christ and develop my personal ministry at Centre College! Jessica and I thank the LORD for giving us the opportunity to build laborers on the campus for the lost world to the glory of God!