About

About

I have been blogging since 2006 and have never really landed on any theme. I’m interested in the Bible, leadership, family, apologetics and writing about various expressions of church.

My Story

I grew up in a very loving and supportive family in North Vancouver, B.C. My parents taught me to value new challenges and adventures while keeping my feet grounded with a life of integrity, and faith.

These seem to be core values that have led me to try a host of experiences and has introduced me to amazing people that have greatly shaped my worldview. 

The greatest adventure I have ever been on by far is courtesy of my relationship with Jesus Christ. I am humbled by the fact that he saved me when I was a teenager. I found Jesus Christ to be so compelling that even at a young age I was convinced that he was better than anything else this world could ever offer.

Education

After completing my undergrad at Ambrose University College, I served for five years as a youth and young adults pastor at Coquitlam Alliance Church. In the spring of 2011, I felt led to leave Coquitlam and study Christian apologetics at Oxford University. There I completed a CPTS (Certificate in Pastoral and Theological Studies). Since then, I have also completed an M.A. in Apologetics at Biola University. I also served for three years as the Teaching Pastor at Maple Ridge Baptist Church in Maple Ridge, B.C.

Family Life

In 2013 I married Hayley after getting set-up by my friend, Andy Steiger. Together, we have two beautiful daughters, Abigail and Gracie. Abbie's name means "Father's joy" and she has been just that. Grace was a gift from God that we did not deserve but love and appreciate so dearly.

I am currently serving at Cornerstone Neighbourhood Church as the Interim Pastor. It is a small but loving church located in the Albion area of Maple Ridge, B.C. We love the people there and look forward to a fruitful season of ministry at Cornerstone.