I am a child of God, a husband, a father, a son. I grew up in rural Illinois into a very loving family that pointed me to God and His grace. I came to know the Christ at an early age, and God's kindness has been evidenced in my life time-and-time again. I attended a Christian University and majored in youth ministries with a minor in composite speech. While in college, I married my high school sweetheart, Tracy. Upon graduation, I became the Pastor of Student Ministries at Calvary Baptist Church in Holland, MI. For almost eight years, God enabled me to give oversight and direction to the church at-large (with the other pastors), and especially enabled me to serve over the children's and youth ministries. In 2011, I became the Pastor at Ventura Baptist Church - a wonderful, maturing church on Holland's northside. I look forward to seeing what God has in store. And, I hope that this blog will help us all in our walk with Jesus - seeking more of His grace each moment.