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I am a recovering people-pleaser who enjoys helping people live their potential so they can be free and focused.

The weekly updates may contain items from personal experiences or from other sources. My aim is to connect our lives with the Bible to learn principles for living with freedom.

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About my family

My wife Annie and I pastor Adoor Vineyard Church and teach at Faith Theological Seminary.  I teach Old Testament and she teaches Christian Education at the seminary and is the director of our children’s ministry at the church.  She is a regular speaker at gatherings for youths, parents, and women’s groups.  She expresses her thoughts about life and ministry through her blog Thoughts For You.

We have two college age children, Nathan and Sharon.

About me

IMG-20140827-WA0000I’m a pastor, teacher, and writer who is also a recovering people pleaser. I’m regularly engaged in the process of training leaders and coaching church planters and pastors.

If this means anything to you, I’ve earned a B.A. in Christian Ministry from West Coast Christian College, Fresno, CA; M.Div. in Biblical Languages and Christian Education from Evangel University, Springfield, MO; and D.Th. in Old Testament from University of South Africa, Pretoria.