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 age of twenty. Five months after my soccer career ended, the Lord called me to gospel ministry. For the next twelve years, I served on staff at three different churches—as a student pastor, associate pastor, and senior pastor, respectively.
I have been the Senior Pastor of Redeemer since November 2017.
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 the Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, Dallas.
I 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 about the weight and wonder of preaching Christ, and another on learning from M'Cheyne's experience of revival.
Aside from pastoral work, I spend my time with my family, reading books, watching soccer, playing disc golf, and running on country roads in Anna.