Doctor of Educational Ministry – Christian Worship
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Masters of Music in Church Music – Worship
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Bachelor of Music Education
Mississippi State University
Associate Pastor for Worship and Pastoral Care
Park Place Baptist Church | Park Place, MS
June 2014 – Present
First Baptist Church | Dallas, TX
May 2012 – May 2014
Minister of Music
Faith Baptist Church | West Point, MS
February 2008 – August 2011
Dear church family,
My family and I are so thrilled to begin our journey as the next Minister of Music at First Baptist Church Montgomery. For almost eight and a half years, I have been serving as the worship pastor of Park Place Baptist Church in Pearl, MS. Both Bethany and I have been so blessed to serve at Park Place, where we have seen God work in mighty ways within the worship ministry there. But God has revealed Himself in so many ways over these past several months, confirming our call to FBC. I look forward to joining Mark and the rest of the staff as we seek to make disciples of Christ.
There is no greater feeling than to know that you are doing exactly what God has created you to do! And I am confident that God has called me into music ministry to lead His people in musical worship. It is such a joy to hear God’s people praising and exalting His name as we sing the truths of His Word. And that is what I am committed to do! Psalm 119:9-11 says, “How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your Word. With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” As we sing and glorify God, we are writing the truths of God’s Word on our hearts so that we may live lives that are holy and pleasing unto Him.
As I have watched and learned about the worship ministry at FBC, I am so humbled to step into this role. I have the distinct privilege of following wonderful men who have served so faithfully throughout the years in leading this church in worship. It is with great joy and excitement that I get to carry on this wonderful tradition of making music to the glory of God! My passion and ministry goal would be that the worship ministry at FBC would exist to lead our church with excellence to exalt the Lord by singing the truths of His Word, and of course doing this all FOR HIS GLORY! Psalm 115:1 says, “Not to us, O Lord, Not to us, but to Your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!” The worship ministry will hear me quote this verse a lot! Leading in worship is never about us, it is ALL about JESUS!
Church family, I ask that you would please be praying for us over the next several weeks as we transition to Montgomery, that God would continue to work out every detail of this transition. Also, know that Bethany and I are fervently praying for you! We love you already, and we cannot wait to meet you!
For His Glory,