Growing up, I was not raised in the church. I believed if you were a good person and did the right thing, then you were in the clear. I had a skewed view of who God was, and it wasn't until my senior year of high school that my assistant soccer coach began to share the truth of who Christ was and how I could have a relationship with Him. Romans 6:23 had a major impact on how I viewed myself before a perfect and Holy God. I have done nothing to deserve His grace and mercy, but through His son, he has given me new life in Christ. About two weeks before I went to EKU is when the Lord truly opened my eyes, and that is when I desired a longing to know God.
I got involved with Campus Outreach shortly after arriving at EKU. A man by the name of Blake Buckman poured out his life for me and did whatever it took to reveal more and more of Christ's character to me. He challenged me in weekly bible studies to memorize scripture and pray for my friends to know Christ. He taught me how to lead other men in bible study and gave me the courage to speak, the confidence to stand and a heart to sacrifice for the cause of Christ. Soon after graduation, I married my wife, Faith, who went to Georgetown College and was involved with Campus Outreach there. The Lord has brought us both to love the college campus, and we want to see other students' lives impacted the same way that ours were. We are praying the Lord will use us up for His glory to reach college students at Northern Kentucky University and that His name will be proclaimed.