I grew up in the beautiful small town of Wimberley, Texas. My parents came to faith in Jesus when I was about 5 years old and joined a church. That was fine by me until I was about 14 years old, when I became convinced that “science” had disproven Christianity. I thought that Jesus was a fictional character used to manipulate people into good behavior and submission. After I graduated high school in Wimberley, I moved to the nearby city of San Marcos to receive a bachelors degree at Texas State University. There, I became less concerned with school and more concerned with partying and playing gigs in a rock band. I would make fun of Christians and enjoyed debating them to prove that I was right and they were wrong. Thankfully, God is incredibly gracious (even to people like me)! He gave me my wife, Lindsay, and we got married in 2005. It didn’t happen overnight, but many years later He used her and some others to eventually get through my stubborn pride. Like the prodigal son in Luke 15, he welcomed me even though I didn’t deserve it. If you had told me when I was younger that I would be a pastor and have 7 kids, I would have laughed at you. But now, both of those things are true, and it’s an example of what happens when you start living for God instead yourself. He has placed us in Cleburne to reach and equip broken people with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. I now know with 100% certainty that nobody is too broken for Jesus, and that He is literally the only one who can fix you. Don’t believe me? Then come find out for yourself!