Greetings! It is my pleasure to share with you a little bit about myself, but hopefully a lot more about what our gracious God has done with me!
God has blessed me to serve as Senior Pastor of CrossPoint Foursquare Church since its initial launch in September of 2007. With my wonderful wife Deborah (I still have to pinch myself to realize that God has blessed me with her! ), we came to Grace Capital Foursquare Church in 2000. Together we served as elders from 2002 to 2007 and I have been privileged to serve on the Grace Capital Church Council.
In 2003, God grabbed hold of me to answer the call to full time ministry that He put in my heart way back when I was eighteen. I finally said yes to Him after a twenty five year career as an Information and Technology executive. From 2003 to 2007, I served as Assistant Pastor of Grace Capital Church in Pembroke, NH.
I could tell you a lot more facts about myself. For example, I attended the University of Massachusetts at Boston where I majored in Finance. I am a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict having served in the United States Air Force and also in the New Hampshire Air National Guard. More importantly, with Deborah, we have a blended family of nine great children and fifteen precious grand children. Once again, I must give credit to the unmerited grace of God who has so blessed me with this joy.
To be completely honest, however, much of my life was once a broken landscape of mistakes and bad choices. It was in this mess that I met Jesus for the first time. Sure, I had been to church all of my life and knew about Jesus but I didn't know Him! I knew how to keep a lot of rules which went by the wayside as I grew to be an adult. Using only my personal desires as a guide, the direction of my life went seriously wrong. In 1994, standing in the rubble that my life had become, I heard the message of grace and forgiveness; really heard it for the first time. It was at that moment that the truth of the Gospel of Jesus stuck to my heart. In that moment, I reached a point of crossing and accepted Jesus as my Savior. At that "CrossPoint" the Gospel says that I became an eternal citizen of Heaven.
Since that time, my relationship with Jesus has grown everyday. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, God has restored my life and turned the broken pieces into a beautiful mosaic. From His "amazing grace" has flowed a passion for CrossPoint.
My heart's desire and now my life's mission is to introduce others to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is my passion to help others reach their own "CrossPoint" and accept Jesus as their Savior. There is no greater blessing than to witness the spirit of another come alive in Jesus and grow as His disciple.
Pastor Peter is my dad; big surprise there, right? It is truly an honor and privilege to minister and serve with him. I am married to a beautiful woman named Annie. We have three awesome kids; Nathanael, Hannah and Sarah. I love being a husband and a dad. I have learned that while the Lord has many ways to speak to us, I find that marriage and fatherhood are perhaps two of His favorites.
I have been on my journey with Christ since 1995. I was baptized on Easter Sunday 1995 along with Pastor Peter (another special moment). That same year, I also received the baptism of the Holy Spirit! God works quickly with a willing heart! I have had the opportunity to serve in a range of different ministries. I strive to do whatever it is I believe God is leading me to do. That has even included moving to California to serve as Youth Pastor at River of Life Foursquare Church in Tulare, CA! It is my goal and desire to continue serving Him in that way here at CrossPoint. My heart is to serve others, helping them meet Christ, grow in Christ and mature in Christ. I look forward to ministering to you and being ministered to by you!
Fight the good fight of faith!
Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 1 Timothy 6:12