PhD Biblical Studies (Baylor University)
MDiv (Truett Seminary at Baylor University)
BA Religion (Carson-Newman University)
I live in East Tennessee at the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains. I am married and have a daughter who was born in 2011. I taught New Testament at the college level for 11 years, and I taught high school for 2 years. I am currently the youth and college minister at my church, and I have done student ministry most of my adult life. I also officiate high school sports (basketball, baseball, and volleyball). My favorite hobbies are hiking in GSMNT and playing fantasy sports.
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:5-11).
Bagging groceries at Kroger
Hiking and playing fantasy sports
Bucket List Item
Go to every Major League Baseball stadium in the same summer.
The top of Mount Le Conte
Person I’d Like to Meet
The aliens. Definitely the aliens.