"We're a REAL church for REAL people looking to serve a REAL God"
I’m a southern California boy with a bit of a southern drawl. I grew up in Poway, California, went to college in Stockton, California and traveled Texas and Louisiana preaching in large and small churches after graduation. I’m the son of a preacher and I’ve always had a calling for ministry – a tug in my heart that I couldn’t ignore. I drifted for a few years, but God never gave up on me. Growing up we played all kinds of sports but I found my place out on the wrestling mat (which my mother could never enjoy because she always felt like I was hurting someone). The courage to step out on the mat, by yourself with no one else to blame, will either make you or break you. I can still hear my coaches screaming from the sidelines “keep moving, don’t stop.” It’s those words I hear from God, and it’s those words of encouragement I preach to those who call Family Life Christian Fellowship their home.
I married the love of my life in 1994 and, together, Sandy and I started following God’s plan for our lives. Along the way, God has blessed us with three awesome boys—Brayden, Rylan, and Landon. For the last two decades our heart has been for the local church. Because we believe that the hope of the world is not government, academia or business, but a healthy local church leading people, loving the lost and living to make the gospel known. Because it is to the church that God has entrusted the message of salvation, which truly changes people’s lives and hearts. Around Family Life, you’ll hear people say “we are real people living in the real world with real problems, but, we serve a real God!”
As a native to San Diego, I was the youngest of four (and a pastor's kid). In childhood, I loved the outdoors and our yearly family vacations. I received a BA in Political Science from San Diego State University in political science, which is ironic, as I don't actually enjoy politics. I was also able to study abroad at the University of London and had a lot of opportunity to travel before I married Rob. I love to learn and hope to go back to get my Master's one day.
Rob and I were acquaintances as teenagers, but ran-into each other at a conference almost ten years later. After a whirlwind romance, we married nine months later and I moved from the city of San Diego into Poway-- into "cowboy country." It might not be far, but it was a major adjustment for me, especially when adding in all the expectations of being a pastor's wife.
I've held numerous administrate positions in the past, including working as a 911 operator the San Diego Police Department and am currently the administrator for FLCF. For more than the last fifteen years, though, most of my energy has gone into caring for my three handsome boys and attractive husband, Rob (yes, babe, I put that in here for you) as a homemaker and serving our church family. I am often near the wrestling mat or on a ball-field. I volunteer countless hours at the boy's schools & Little League. I love to host, I enjoy knowing God more through Bible studies, and I am passionate about fostering deep and meaningful relationships.