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I met the Lord in 1986 at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. After years of professional and financial success and what seemed to be the attaining of the “American Dream,” my life had actually become a nightmare of misery, self indulgence devoid of any real sense of purpose.

After seeking answers through psycho-therapy, self help and various religious philosophies the Lord found me, saved me and changed me. My salvation was radical in every way as I experienced forgiveness, new life, meaning and purpose in life and a hope beyond anything I knew could exist. That living hope still burns bright within my heart today after over 26 yrs of walking with the Lord and over 20 years of pastoral ministry.

Favorite Scripture

I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. “I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain. - Galatians 2:20-21
Birthday 1952
Spouse Lisa
Married Since 1993
Children 3
Previous Job Senior Pastor of two other Calvary Chapels
Hobbies Golf and Coaching Basketball

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