I was raised in the (at the time) small town of Hesperia, California. After high school I joined the Army and proudly served for 13 years. I met my wife, Maria, while we were both serving in the Army here at Ft. Hood and were married at Crestview Christian Church in 1999. After we got married, we settled down in Copperas Cove. After my military career, I spent a number of years as a survey party chief before the Lord called me to the ministry. I have been the pastor of Crestview since 2006. Maria and I have been blessed with three children, Emily, Rochelle, and Brandon. Our family loves to spend time camping, hiking, and fishing together.