I was born with cataracts and have been legally blind my whole life. God has always provided whatever I've needed. Not only has He provided for my needs, but He has empowered me to fulfill His call upon my life for full-time ministry and service to His people. Born in Central Pennsylvania, I grew up in the church. At the age of five, I became a Christian and was water baptized and baptized in the Spirit. I received a call to minister to God's people as a full-time pastor at the age of seven. Since that time, I have worked toward accomplishing all of the academic and personal goals of a pastor.
I have worked as an associate pastor and preached in many different churches. Four years at Central Bible College earned two Bachelors of Arts degrees, one in Pastoral Ministries and the other in Biblical Languages. In December 2008, I received a Master of Divinity from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. In 2005, I became a minister in the Assemblies of God and five years later was ordained in the Assemblies of God. Immediately after my education, I became the lead pastor of New Life Assembly in Shillington PA on March 1, 2009. I love offering my leadership and servanthood to God's people. I enjoy preaching and teaching the most. I try to help people in whatever way I can. I believe my most valuable gifts to God’s people come through applying God’s Word to people’s lives.
In September 2013 I received the biggest challenge of my life so far. Within a 30 minutes I became a quadriplegic, paralyzed from the neck down. I minister with the trach and ventilator in a wheelchair I control my breath until the Lord heals me. This Job experience has created the trial of a lifetime. I fully trust in God's complete healing for my body. Even in this trial God opens doors for ministry. I preached once a week at the Laurel Center in Hamburg, PA while I lived there. Most recently, in July 2017, I came back home to live with my parents. I have more time to devote to writing books, studies and devotionals, as well as sermons. It will not be long before God's healing will place me back in full-time pastoral ministry.
I also enjoy watching sports, computers, and several other activities. I have been called a bibliophile (a lover of books), a suitable term for an academically minded pastor. My life goal is to impart the image of Christ in as many people as I can possibly reach and to proclaim Christ! To that end, my life motto has become "All for Christ, Christ for All." I know the three musketeers declared a similar motto, but I devote all I am and have to Christ, seeking, following, and obeying Him. I believe the message of Christ is for every human being and to that end I proclaim Christ.