I have served as the Young Adults Pastor at Colonial Hills Baptist Church for over three years now. In this role, my primary oversight has been for singles ages 18 to 30 in our “Single Focus” ministry. It has been our joy to “connect, grow, and serve” with these young adult singles as we “find and follow Jesus” together. Two years ago, we also established a partner ministry on the campus of IUPUI (30,000 students) through Cross Impact, an organization that seeks to “take the cross of Christ to the campus.” What a privilege it has been to engage in fruitful gospel ministry on a vast and needy campus that is ripe for harvest! In these young adult ministries, the Lord continues to magnify His glory by drawing people to Himself in salvation and discipleship, and we’re thrilled to be a part of it in this city. In addition to these and many other roles at Colonial, my wife and I enjoy exploring the Indianapolis area and being parents to our 1-year-old son, Cayden, whose brother is coming in mid-October.
I have often remarked with all sincerity that I would give almost anything to enjoy another week of high school at TCS. I absolutely loved my years at TCS, and they were tremendously formative for me. I fondly remember and appreciate every aspect — the academics were excellent, the athletics were competitive, friendships were encouraging, opportunities were enlarging, chapel was stirring, the spirit was enthusiastic — every dimension was purposeful, excellent, beneficial, and fun. But, by far, one area stands out among the rest, and it was the personnel. My life bears the marks of influence from so many who taught me, coached me, laughed with me, shared life with me, mentored me, disciplined me, challenged me, loved me, and exemplified for me what a joyful follower of Jesus looks like. As Jesus grew into adulthood, He “increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man” (Luke 2:52). While the stature part is debatable, God used TCS to eternally impact my life in every area that matters, and it’s a blessing for me to have this brief opportunity to stay “thank you”!