I’m genuinely amazed that Jesus bled and died for me. With me what you see is what you get. I’m an imperfect disciple who longs for the day of redemption. As a young boy of about 6yrs of age God called me to preach the gospel. I delivered my first sermon in the fall of 2000 and for better or worse God continues to beckon. Truly the best parts about me are not mine. Husband to a beautiful wife whom I cherish (Reem), Father of three life enriching boys (Andy, Malachi, Oliver), Uncle to an endless source of joy (Isaiah) and proud owner of the most affectionate Pitbull in Texas (Augustine). I was born in Chicago, raised in South Florida and finally landed in Austin in 2013 where my wife and I accepted a call to church plant in December of 2017. My life can be summed up in a single word: GRACE. Unmerited, thoroughgoing, never-ending, all sufficient grace. I look forward to connecting with many of you. Please feel free to contact or visit with me anytime.


Favorite Movies: Kung Fu Hustle, The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings Trilogies

Favorite TV Shows: The Big Bang Theory, Stranger Things, Parks & Rec

Favorite Music: Classical, Hip Hop

Favorite Books: Confessions (Anything of Augustine's I can get my hands on), Orthodoxy, Don't Waste Your Life, Mere Christianity, Perelandra (All of C.S. Lewis’ works), Louis Berkhof Systematic Theology, Knowing God, The God Who is There, The Whole Christ

Favorite Places to Visit on the Web:,,,,

Favorite Pastimes: Fellowshipping, Laughing, Conversing, Philosophizing, Reading, Thinking, Hiking, Drinking Coffee, Traveling, Exploring

Favorite Place to Travel: Florence, Austria, Brazil, Singapore, Florida, Chicago