Bio…Hmmm… It’s a little strange writing my own Bio and as you can see I’m not big on proper format and the purty stuff. I’m not being rebellious; I have just, over the years, have not been convinced that the “purty way” is better than the real way. I’ve never understood why people write different than they talk. I remember hearing a professor say one time, “You Never write how you speak!” Well, why not? Hah… I have found people to be more relaxed around me when they meet “me”…a normal guy just like everyone else…so I guess I should put a little of my bio on here…:-)
I was born in Cieba, Puerto Rico as an Army Brat and got to Texas as fast as I could at age 4! I remember growing up with my older brother Kenny in the country of Wylie, Tx climbing trees, swinging from vines, jumping ramps and playing hide-and-go-seek.
I remember church on Sunday and fried chicken after church while family sat around discussing the things of life. I remember my family also singing gospel songs while sitting on the front porch. I wasn’t raised cowboy, but I was raised around cowboys. If you have to label me, I would say I’m very country with a Great love for family and Jesus Christ.
I wasn’t always this way.
I use to be a very angry man that needed to control things around him. I graduated high school in 94’ and then quit college and joined the Army in 96’. I was an Army Ranger at 3rd Ranger Battalion in Ft. Benning, Ga. That’s where I did a lot of growing up. I actually think that’s where I had no choice but to become a man…or I learned real quick the difference between being a boy and a man… 🙂 I love those guys…very strong willed and they never stop or quit once they get their orders on any given mission.
During that time I didn’t know how to properly lead a family and it was my poor leadership that caused my family to fall with a divorce. Out of that though, I got one of my best friends who is my son Christian. His mother and I are on very good terms now…and we owe every bit of that to Gods’ Healing Power.
He doesn’t just heal your body, He will also heal relationships.
I then got out of the Army and was a police officer for 11yrs. During that time I was a police sergeant, instructor, trainer, etc. This is where I believe The Lord was training me on how to be a Shepherd…one who protects and watches over a flock.
I believe I really know what it means to be “called” into the ministry, because I had no desire to be a pastor until I saw where “my way” or “the worlds way” of doing things got me. My testimony is on the website, but Praise God after running for a bit, I finally submitted to The Lords’ Calling and haven’t looked back since. I have fallen smooth in Love with Jesus and can’t wait to tell people about Him every Sunday.
I’m not a purty talker, but I know that I will do my best to be the man I feel He has called me to be. Along with that calling I have a beautiful warrior next to me…my wife Molly…she is Truly my Helpmate…The Holy Spirit reminds me through her on how to be gentle and loving with others…cuz sometimes I turn into a big ol’ dummy… 🙂 We have four beautiful children together…Maylee Jean (Boss Lady), Jesse Wayne, Dallas Waylon & Dakota Mae…
My prayer is you’ll come join us and learn about literally The Greatest Thing Ever Know to Creation…Our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ! (Big Hug)