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 received an M.A.R. from Reformed Theological Seminary, and a Th.M. and Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
In addition to ministry at Redeemer, I teach Practical Theology courses at Reformed Theological Seminary—Dallas.
I also enjoy writing as time allows. My recent work has focused on Robert Murray M'Cheyne. I've published A Communion of Love: The Christ-Centered Spirituality of Robert Murray M'Cheyne (Wipf & Stock, 2019). Two more books are currently under contract—Love to Christ: The Piety of Robert Murray M'Cheyne (Reformation Heritage, forthcoming), and A Holy Minister (Christian Focus, forthcoming).
Aside from pastoral work, I spend most of my time with my family, reading books, and running on McKinney’s trails in the afternoon.