Are you married? Do you have a family?
I am married to my beautiful wife Valerie. We are blessed to have 4 kids: Alvin, 21; Chris, 18; Savione, 12; and Alysia, 10.
Where did you grow up? What was it like?
I grew up in humid Mississippi on my Dad’s 40 acre-property and had a blast. I loved riding horses, hunting, and fishing. I cherish going home every year. My 82- and 78-year-old parents plant a garden every year, even to this day.
How did you become a Christian?
I was fortunate to be born into a loving Christian home. I continually heard about God’s love all my young life. At the age of 12, I personally accepted Christ into my heart.
What would you be doing if you weren’t a pastor?
I'd probably be a marriage counselor. I’m a Chargers fan and my wife is a Saints fan, so I have a lot of experience in conflict resolution.
What made you want to become a pastor?
Until I was 30 years old, I never dreamed of being a pastor. Pastors get paid very little, have to bear most of the problems, and work 24/7 (where do I sign up, right?). But eight years ago, I began accepting that God was calling me to be a pastor. Now, I wouldn’t dream of doing anything else.
How is it going at the NC Campus?
Life at the NC Campus is great! Who could have guessed six months ago that more than 1,000 people would be attending on a weekly basis?
What’s the biggest challenge?
Too few people trying to “do it all.” There are many opportunities for others to be a part of God’s amazing favor on our Campus. If anybody is interested, they can contact me: [email protected]
What was in your childhood that helped prepare you for being a pastor?
Pastors are constantly in the hot seat—which I’m comfortable with. I grew up in Mississippi after all.