As Lead Pastor, I have the privilege of leading Faith Community Church in reaching people with the good news about Jesus Christ and helping them build a life changing relationship with God. Each week, I make sure that we present messages on Sunday morning that make God’s word relevant to life and honoring to Christ. I get to work with a great staff in developing ministries through which God works to make Christ real in our lives.
Interesting facts about my family or me
My wife, Sheila, and I have lived in Hopkinton since 1990. We’ve been married for 27 years, most of it in this one community where we’ve raised our children. We have four children: an adult child living on the North Shore, a senior at Gordon College, a junior and a freshman in high school. You can’t miss me on Sunday – I’m typically the one speaking. You’ll find Sheila at the Welcome Center in the front of the lobby, where she helps people find their way into the church.
What’s on my iPod
Lately, Spotify has opened up a whole new world of music and talented artists. I like contemporary Christian music (Chris Tomlin, Lincoln Brewster, David Crowder Band and Matt Redman), classic rock (Journey, Neil Diamond, Steve Miller Band), modern rock (U2, Daughtry, Nickleback) but most of all Classical Music (I have all of Mozart’s piano concertos).
Some of my favorite books, TV shows, movies, music
Books: Lord of the Rings, Biographies, Business Leadership, anything by JC Ryle
TV Shows: Amazing Race, White Collar, Person of Interest
Movies: Star Trek (classic crew & JJ Abrams remake), Home Alone 2, most anything by JJ Abrams, Christopher Nolan or Joss Whedon
How I like to spend my free time
Hanging out with my family, grilling food, roasting coffee, watching a movie, reading a book
Favorite vacation spot
St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Something I’d love to do again
Go on another mission trip.
What I enjoy about Faith Community Church
That my family considers this home, that I’ve known some people since they were born, I get to work with a phenomenal staff of creative people, that God has used us to help people in tangible ways (like our commitment to Malawi or helping people with Tornado Relief).
Philippians 2:3-5 (NIV)
"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus"
One of my favorite “God-Moments”
Standing on the plains of Africa, receiving gifts from the children that the people of our church sponsor, bringing those gifts back and presenting them to the people of our church.