I serve as the pastor at Mission Dorado Baptist Church in Odessa, Texas.
This is my personal blog. It is focused on “God and the Globe,” which is a fancy way of saying that I like to write about cultural issues and how they relate to the Christian faith. Some call this “apologetics,” which happens to be one of my favorite disciplines.
I also like to write about other things such as theology, philosophy, and even practical church issues. Some of these don’t necessarily fit into the “apologetical” scope, but if I’m inspired enough, I’ll write about anything.
My goal is to create relevant content for what is happening around the world in hopes that it provides some kind of comfort or answer to what might seemingly be uncomfortable or unanswerable issues.
I typically post about once a week, but this goal is often forfeited due to a heavy demand in my personal life. Thus, I pretty much post as often as I can but try to aim for at least once a week.
I have pastored in Southern Baptist churches since I was 20 years old. I started in Powell, Texas, then moved to Tyler, Texas and in 2011 I became the pastor of Mission Dorado Baptist Church in Odessa, Texas, where I currently serve (missiondorado.com).
I have written one book, The Church Member, published in 2012 by Resource Publications, which is an arm of Wipf and Stock Publishers. I have also published two ministry resources, The Sweetest Names I Know: A Look at the Second Coming and Marital Roles: God’s Testimony in Marriage.
The blogs on my personal website are also often featured on christiansincontext.com and sbcvoices.com, where I serve as a regular contributor to each respective blogging team. I have also contributed several guest articles to the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry (carm.org) and Lifeway (lifeway.com), and have been featured on The Gospel Coalition (tgc.org). Also, I’ve been blessed to build a relationship with Dallas/Fort Worth’s 90.9 KCBI on the “Christ and Culture” program as well as Pittsburgh’s 101.5 The Word on the John and Kathy program, where I have had the honor of serving as a guest commentator.
My academic resume includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies (2007) and a Master of Arts in Theological Philosophy (2010), both from the Criswell College in Dallas, Texas. I am currently pursuing a PhD in Theology from the South African Theological Seminary, and hope to complete the program in 2016.
I have been married to my beautiful wife, Amanda, since 2006 and we have one daughter, Hannah, born in March of 2014. My family is the apple of my eye, and I’m head over heels in love with my girls.