WHEN DID YOU BEGIN SERVING AT TRINITY?
WHY HAVE YOU CHOSEN TO SERVE AT TRINITY? WHAT LED YOU HERE?
We needed work and I had previously been a youth pastor. We applied for the position and God allowed us to come. Since then we have just tried to do whatever was going to be best for the body.
HOW DO YOU SEE TRINITY SERVING OUR CITY?
Currently we are providing a healthy and loving place to investigate and practice what it means to follow Christ. We have a pleasant environment for corporate worship and sound Bible teaching. We are able to lovingly serve all ages with tailored programs and activities.
I hope to see Trinity Fellowship so reflecting the image of God that Portland has to reconcile with who and how God really is.
WHAT HAS GOD BEEN GIVING YOU A PASSION AND BURDEN FOR?
Repentance and Spirit filled Discipleship within a Biblical community. These two must go together. God has been calling me to greater effort and risk for Him and His Kingdom. As He gently beckons or violently goads me in that direction I feel more and more assured that He is calling the entire Body to live as a pure, spotless, and powerful bride.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE VERSE?
One of my favorites has to be Philippians 1:20
…according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will not be put to shame in anything, but that with all boldness, Christ will even now, as always, be exalted in my body, weather by life or by death.
WHAT ABOUT YOU PERSONALLY WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE?
I am 40, a 6’1″ white male with a narrow slanted forehead, sporting big teeth and a small mouth. I am blissfully married to my beautiful bride, I am the father of four, and the grandfather of two.
We are blessed to live in SE Portland though I’m most comfortable in the country. I enjoy growing things, prefer hand tools, and have a rather unfortunate relationship with technology. My favorite authors are all dead. Though my favorite color is blue, my favorite foods are usually brown. I tend to be passionate, loyal, sincere and uncouth. I am proud of and grieved for my people and nation. I am totally sold on the God of the Bible and believe He trumps everything else.
I like to study, hike, camp, sleep, explore, play music, eat, flirt with my bride, laugh with my kids, and enjoy good friends.