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 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 serve as Assistant Professor of Practical Theology 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), Love to Christ: The Piety of Robert Murray M'Cheyne (Reformation Heritage, 2020), and A Holy Minister (Christian Focus, 2021). I'm currently working on a book that introduces Presbyterian practice and piety, and another on the subject of M'Cheyne and revival.
Aside from pastoral work, I spend most of my time with my family, reading books, watching soccer, and running on country roads in Anna, TX.
Follow me on Twitter or head on over to my blog to read my somewhat sporadic thoughts on gospel ministry.