I was born in Arlington, TX on February 25, 1974. I was brought up in a Christian home in Mansfield TX. and I am the youngest of six kids. I cherish the memories of my childhood. I grew up in South Center Baptist Church in Arlington TX and at the age of 20 joined Pleasantview Baptist Church under Pastor DL Moody. While attending Pleasantview, I surrendered to full time ministry and attended Arlington Baptist College. I graduated Arlington Baptist College in 1997. While attending college I served as Youth Pastor at Pleasantview.
In February 1998 the Lord called me to the West Orlando Baptist Church as Youth Pastor. I served as Youth Pastor for 7 years and then Associate Pastor for 2 years. Then I began to feel the Lord calling me to Pastor and sought a pastorate position. In 2006, the Lord called me to Vandalia Baptist Temple, in Vandalia OH where I served for 6 months. During this time the Lord did a great work in my life. In February of 2007, the Lord called me back to West Orlando Baptist Church to serve as Pastor. I have served as Pastor since February 2007 and the Lord has truly blessed this ministry.
I have been married to Ella since July 10, 1993. We have three beautiful girls: Naomi, Maddison and Camri.
Family & Outreach Minister
I was born in Winter Garden Florida on August 14, 1964. I am the oldest of three children. I was raised in the church by my mother who was heavily involved in all church activities. At the time, my father did not know Christ as his Savior but came to know Him later in life. At the age of nine I attended Vacation Bible School where the Lord, through a flannel graph story of Christ dying on the cross, opened my eyes to the need of a Savior. I raised my hand, expressing my need, and was taken aside to have forgiveness of sin and repentance explained from God's Word. On that day I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior. When I was twenty-four years of age I recieved assurance of my salvation and surrendered to full-time Christian service. Since that time God has challenged and grown my heart as well as allow me to work in different ministries in various positions. I am blessed to be married to a faithful wife, Diane, who loves the Lord. God has blessed us with four wonderful children (Paul, Faith, Anna, and Amy).
I was born October 2, 1973 in Orlando, FL and spent my entire life in the central Florida area. It wasn’t until 1999 at the age of 26 that I came to know the Lord as my Savior. After several years of spiritual growth the Lord began to use me to serve in the church; first as a helper in Sunday school and then in AWANA. Through this time of service the Lord continued to prepare me for His calling on my life, youth ministry. In 2006, God burdened me for teenagers and presented an opportunity for me to serve as a helper in the youth department here at WOBC. As I continued to serve in this ministry God continued to open doors and increased my burden for youth ministry. After several years serving as a lay worker God began to deal with me about full time youth service. Finally, in the fall of 2009 I surrendered to His call on my life for full time youth ministry. In December of 2009 I came on staff as Youth Minister.
The Lord has blessed me with a wonderful godly wife that faithfully serves alongside me in ministering to the youth of West Orlando. The Lord has blessed Janet and me with two girls: Kyla and Kara.