This post is part of a series called "Meet the Team" introducing you to our Generation LINK staff. We hope it will help you get to know Generation LINK staff members serving around the country a little better.
Where did you graduate from and what did you study?
I graduated from Appalachian State University in the Spring of 2007 with a Bachelor's of Science in Communication. I also have a M.Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
What led you to Generation LINK?
After graduating from seminary in December 2010, my wife and I were given an opportunity to serve a year in India with Generation LINK and our home church, Ridgecrest in Durham, NC. After our year in India we started pursuing church planting. Through our interest in church planting we decided to do a church planting residency through Generation LINK.
Which location and what areas of ministry do you serve with Generation LINK?
I am at Crosspoint Church in Clemson, SC. I am a church planting resident. I serve on the college ministry team. I also lead our International Student Ministry. I have been able to serve with our international partnership in India.
What are you most excited about in your area of ministry?
One of the most exciting parts of my ministry is being able to interact with the elders at Crosspoint. I have been able to see a great example of plurality of elders at Crosspoint. I also have a great desire to see internationals reached with the gospel and am very excited about getting families within Crosspoint involved in the lives of the 1500 international students at Clemson University. I am excited about Crosspoint's desire to see churches planted internationally and nationally.
What 2-3 books have been most formative in your walk with Christ?
Knowing God by J.I. Packer
Romans by the Apostle Paul
Institutes by John Calvin
What are your favorite things to do in your free time?
I love spending time with my wife and son. I enjoy fishing, hunting, disc golf, anything outdoors. I enjoy a good book and a wonderful cup of black coffee. Another favorite thing to do is try new restaurants especially those that have been featured on the Food Network.
What is your typical coffee shop order?
Drip coffee, no room for sugar or cream.