I am a follower of Jesus, the husband to Alison, father to Ian, a multi-vocational pastor with Williamsburg Christian Church, ethnographer, activist & justice seeker, founder and president of 3e Restoration Inc, avid reader and coffee drinker. I am also an adjunct professor at Regent University where I teach courses in philosophy, ethics, christian history and leadership. In God’s grace, I was given the honor to serve with WCC in October 2010. I received my B.S. in Ministry/Bible at Amridge University and a Masters of Religious Education in Missional Leadership (MREML) from Rochester College. Currently I am pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry in Contextual Theology at Northern Seminary where I hope to dive deeper into my study of Hospitality as Leadership, Witness and Power and the role of hospitality in congregational renewal. This study is a reflection of my work as a congregational pastor and local activist, and researches how congregational engagement and embrace of the socially displaced can lead a congregation toward missional renewal.
I enjoy hanging out with my family anytime, anywhere. I am deeply grateful for how God graciously works through His Church in all her various forms, despite our brokenness. I am passionate about seeing the last, least, left-out and lost in every neighborhood, city and nation experience God’s in-breaking kingdom, and come to know Jesus as King. My greatest hope is that the Church will continue to experience missional renewal as gospel-centered, kingdom-shaped communities learning to enjoy God and participate in what He is doing in this world as His everyday people, living in everyday places, offering tangible expressions of love, hope and peace in everyday ways. I constantly find myself in need of God’s mercy and grace every day, and is prematurely balding.
In my role as founder and president of 3e Restoration Inc, I work with a great staff and Board of Directors to establish partnerships with other faith communities to encourage, equip, and empower them to cultivate a coordinated system of care and web of relationships to friends living through homelessness to transition from social displacement to holistic sufficiency. 3e Restoration Inc works to break the cycle of homelessness and social displacement through gracious hospitality and systemic change one friend or family at a time.