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'm married to Emily, and we are the proud parents of six children: Hudson, Owen, Haddon, Knox, Sarah, and Boston. I completed my M.A.R. at Reformed Theological Seminary with a thesis entitled, This is Not the End: Puritans on the Glory of Heaven. I received my Th.M. and Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
I've written a few books on Robert Murray M'Cheyne—A Communion of Love: The Christ-Centered Spirituality of Robert Murray M'Cheyne (Wipf & Stock, 2019) and Love to Christ: The Piety of Robert Murray M'Cheyne (Reformation Heritage, forthcoming).
Aside from pastoral work, I spend most of my time with my family, reading books, and running on McKinney’s country roads in the afternoon.