GET TO KNOW:
ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF UNIVERSITY LIFE
Tell us a bit about yourself. When did you come to First Lubbock?
My family moved to Lubbock in January 2018. I was born in raised in Dallas, Tx but my wife is from this area. Erin grew up in Snyder (and was born in Lubbock) and Andrews. Our family is really enjoying west Texas so far and we’re excited to put some roots down here.
What was your childhood dream job?
While I was growing up I was certain that I would play professional baseball for the Texas Rangers. Around my early high school years reality set in that I was only slightly above average and my playing days were numbered. After my baseball dreams were crushed by my own inadequacies I began taking classes in High School learning Computer Aided Drafting and decided to be an architect. I actually was enrolled at Texas Tech for a few months to study architecture until I surrendered to the call of ministry the summer before I was set to begin.
What's your favorite place you've visited?
I haven’t been to many glamorous places but I really enjoyed a short vacation to Chicago. Specifically going to Wrigley Field to watch the Cubs beat the Pirates. I’m no Cubs fan, but every baseball fan should try and go to Wrigley. It’s especially fun when the Cubs win.
Other than Jesus, what historical figure would you most like to meet?
CS Lewis has long fascinated me. I would love to sit down with him and discuss how he came up with the world of Narnia. His ability to articulate faith and Gospel within a children’s book series is unparalleled.
What are a few of your hobbies?
I enjoy playing anything with a winner. Sports, board games, racing to the car to avoid becoming a rotten egg. Really. Anything. I also love to read. I read novels, biographies, history, theology, and just about anything other than scifi.
What do you love most about First Lubbock?
I really love the way we have been welcomed here. We have met more people than we could possibly remember and have been welcomed with such open arms. I also really appreciate the expectation to be more than just a body on campus each weekend. The understanding that we are on mission and we want others who are on mission as well has been refreshing.
What would you say to a guest to encourage them on their journey to finding a church home?
I would tell a guest that if they are looking for a community of imperfect people trying to model what it means to follow a perfect Savior, than this is the place for them. We would love to have you join us on mission in our community and into the rest of the world. This is a place where you will be encourage and challenged to live on mission every hour of every day. Come and be a part of our family!