Pastor of Biblical Counseling
Job Title: Pastor of Biblical Counseling
Education: BVE, CSULB; MPA, USC; MDiv, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Certified Biblical Counselor
Years in church ministry: 9 years
Describe your role: I lead the Biblical Counseling Ministry at CrossPoint as a volunteer. I provide biblical counseling and discipleship, train biblical counselors, and facilitate other discipleship related initiatives.
Family: My wife’s name is Nicole and she is a nurse. My son Asher is a senior at Edison High School and my daughter Anna is a Sophomore at Edison HS.
I started going to CrossPoint… We came to CrossPoint in August 2016 while I was mid-way through seminary and it has been a wonderful place.
What is a random task that you do that not many people know about? I serve on the men’s ministry leadership team and help plan and coordinate events.
What do you want people to know about the church staff? I have always been impressed with the humble, servant-leadership that I see displayed by the staff here at CrossPoint.
In what ways have you seen God move through your ministry? Since my entry into the task of biblical counseling at CrossPoint in late 2019, I have seen God move in people’s lives to help them find their gladness in Him and to reorient their focus and their hope to not be on any outcome of an earthly deliverANCE, but on the person of their deliverER.
THIS OR THAT?
Chick-Fil-A or Raising Cane's? Chick Fil A
Mountains or beach? The climbing gym
Early bird or night owl? Early bird (this took a concerted effort, though)
Coffee or tea? C’mon
Starbucks or Portola? Smart & Final (Peerless Espresso Blend)
Casual or dressy? Casual
You have a free Saturday. What do you do? Climbing gym and then a movie with my kiddos
What’s the longest you would wait in the In n Out drive-through? Whatever it takes…unless Five Guys is open
One place I’ve always wanted to visit is… Europe
Favorite spot in Huntington Beach? Bo’s Bagels
A book you would recommend to everyone? Don’t Waste Your Life, by John Piper
What’s the weirdest thing about you? I collect premium Bibles, and I am addicted to the smell of goatskin leather