I am a pastor, peacemaker, speaker, mentor, and author. For a taste of my writing fare from the past, check out my article on meditation in Tabletalk Magazine entitled On Your Heart. For excerpts from my book, The Peacemaking Church, please click here and here. In August of 2018 I stepped down as the lead pastor at Orlando Grace Church after fifteen years of service. I now enjoy a new season of semi-retirement pursing my writing and continued pastoral ministry at Trinity Reformed Baptist Church in Stites, Idaho.
Welcome to my personal blog. My mission is to help God’s people excel at guarding their church’s peace. If you are a follower of Jesus, then you likely belong to a local church. Anyone who has suffered through any significant church conflict, knows how much distress disunity causes in the body.
I want to help you do your very best to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace in your congregation (Eph. 4:1-16). If you care about the good and pleasant peace (Psalm 133) of your local church, this blog might just help you.
My personal story includes much rejoicing and some deep sorrow. In January of 2014, my son, Josh, passed away suddenly from heart failure. In May of 2016, my wife of nearly forty-two years, Nancy, went home to be with the Lord after a battle with cancer. I have a surviving son, Joel, and five grandchildren. I have been learning to be content in all things through Him who strengthens me (Phil. 4:11-13).
In March of 2017, I was delighted to marry for the second time. God gave me Jan–another rock-star bride with which to partner in gospel ministry and share life together. We make our home in Clearwater, Idaho.
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