From: Findlay, Ohio (Flag City USA)
Educated at: Bachelor of Arts in Church Music at Lee University
Family: Cori (wife), Samuel (son), Zion (daughter)
Job: Lead Pastor at the Intersection Church
Job’s reward: Helping people find hope and faith in Christ
Job’s frustrations: Dealing with Christian stereotypes or assumptions about Christianity
Very first job was: Newspaper Delivery
Favorite food: Sushi!
Pets: Two Boston Terriers (Blossom and Brites) and a hamster named EEK!
Hero: Ludwig van Beethoven
Hobbies: Music, music, music...and history.
Pet peeves: Doing what everyone else is doing
Collects: Books, lots of books!
Best friend: Poppa Rick
Would like to have witnessed what event in history: Kitty Hawk, the Wright Brothers
Event that changed your life: When I said hello to my wife for the first time.
Your scariest moment: Every time I am transparent.
Your first memory: Watching Mickey, Bugs Bunny and Tom and Jerry on a reel to reel at my great grandpa’s house.
Trait inherited from parents: Grittiness, my parents went through a lot and never lost their faith
Piece of advice that you live by: Everybody is right about something. The key to peace is finding out where you agree with them.
Who needs a hug? Every person you will ever meet. The ones who say they don’t need it most!
Favorite reading/author: “A Ragamuffin Gospel” by Brennan Manning
Favorite spot on earth: The mountains of East Tennessee
Website you visit most: Google Drive
Would like concert tickets to see: Radiohead, James Taylor or Billy Joel
One bad habit: Holding in my sneezes
3 items on your bucket list: 1) See the Northern Lights 2) Visit the Little BigHorn 3) Take a trip to the Holy Land
Five minutes with: The Apostle Paul
What skill or lesson would you like to learn? I wish I could roll my R’s!
What would people find surprising about you? I like them before I meet them.
What would make this world a better place? If we all listened a lot more. Silence and Respect.
What is the best piece of news you received lately that you would like to share? I heard that Dunkaroos are coming back.
How would you like to be remembered? A man who had faith in Christ and love for everyone.