Lead Pastor, WOrship Pastor
I had the beautiful gift of being born into a family devoted to Jesus and was raised in the church. Trusting Jesus at an early age and pursuing Him ever since has led me to where I am today. To know Jesus as Lord and Savior is paramount, to follow Him as such is true devotion to Him. I have been the Worship Pastor of Cascade Park Baptist Church for the past 27 years and the Lead Pastor for the past 8 years and it has been a great joy in my life to serve here. I live this life with my wife of 34 years, Sylvia, and celebrate our three daughters and their lives with her. Fun stuff for me is music, travel, and old west guns.
I believe children can have amazingly big faith. They also keep me from taking myself too seriously. I started working in Kids Ministry here at Cascade Park in 2009, and I love sharing Biblical truth and the love of Jesus with the kiddos here on Sundays and at AWANA Club on Thursdays. Creating a safe, fun, interesting, and meaningful space to grow in faith and in love for others is a high priority for me. It is my joy to partner with parents and families as they disciple their little ones. As I attend seminary working toward my M.A. in Bible and Theology, it helps a lot to have great coffee, Peanut M&Ms, and fun socks!
Student ministry pastor
I am extremely humbled and blessed to serve as the Student Ministry Pastor at Cascade Park Baptist Church and I absolutely love what I do! I truly believe that preaching the Gospel to teens is one of the most important things we can do. I get to tell them that they are loved, pursued, extended grace, empowered, and able to do great things through His Spirit each and every week, praise God! I wouldn't be half the pastor that I am without my incredible wife of 5 years, Kyrie (think Mr. Mister not the NBA!), who loves me despite my being a kid. I love all things sports, comic books, and Star Wars. When I'm not busy hanging out with students, you can often find me in the kitchen cooking up a storm, one of my many passions.
Thanks to an invitation from my In-Laws, it was at a Billy Graham Crusade I gave my life to the Lord Jesus Christ in 1992. Now years later, I never imagined I would have the opportunity to work at a church and get to share in the joys and sorrows of life alongside my colleagues and Sisters and Brothers in Christ. I believe the Lord brought me to Cascade Park Baptist Church to continue growing and serving Him, and for this I feel incredibly blessed. On a personal note, I love animals (especially dogs), traveling, picture-taking, walks and hiking, kayaking, and bike riding. Oh, how I wish there was more time to partake in these activities! I would like to encourage you with Philippians 1:6 “being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus”.