The soccer pitch dominated my first two decades of life. I signed a contract with Major League Soccer at the age of seventeen and subsequently played three years for the Dallas Burn (now FC Dallas) before retiring at the ripe old age of twenty. Five months later, I entered into vocational ministry. For the next twelve years, I served on staff at three different churches—as a student pastor, associate pastor, and senior pastor, respectively.
In November of 2017, I was installed as the Senior Pastor of Redeemer.
I am married to Emily, and we are the proud parents of six children: Hudson, Owen, Haddon, Knox, Sarah, and Boston. I completed my masters at Reformed Theological Seminary with a thesis entitled, This is Not the End: Puritans on the Glory of Heaven. I recently received my Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary having completed a dissertation titled, A Communion of Love: The Animating Principle Behind the Christocentric Spirituality of Robert Murray M'Cheyne.
Aside from pastoral work, I spend most of my time with my wife, raising our kids, reading books, and running on McKinney’s country roads in the afternoon.