On June 1st, 2004 I boarded an airplane in Southern California, flew across the country, and walked off of that plane into the Orlando Florida humidity to began an 11 year journey with Mosaic Church. I was greeted by a few friends and a few other people that I didn’t know at the time and launched into a season of growth and development to help plant Mosaic Church for the next decade. Over the last 11 years, God put a team of leaders together and assembled a congregation that saw the calling on my life as they supported our family during that long season. I am so grateful to our mosaic community and for your support. I loved serving you full time for the last decade! Thank you so much guys for what you did for our family. I continue to pray that God will bless you and that the Holy Spirit will break through in super natural ways at Mosaic!
On June 1st, 2007 I stepped into a lifelong relationship with Marlena and committed to stay faithful to her until my last breath, to be an example of God’s love, and to enjoy her for the rest of my days. Some days it feels like it was yesterday, and some days it feels like all I’ve ever known was being with her. As I sit here in this Barnes in Noble today and write, It still seems crazy to think that as of today, it’s been 8 years of “us.” She makes me so happy and drives me crazy in so many ways!
Today June 1st, 2015 I begin a whole new part of life. I am “officially” no longer in full time ministry but I’m still very much called in the Kingdom to pastor those whom God calls me too. It’s a complicated place to be because I have no title, no constant source of income, and no exact mission to run after. The only thing I know is that I’m called to seek God daily, and to love my family and serve God where He makes it known.
I must say that I am extremely happy! When I turned away from my past life as a teenager and turned to Jesus as my Lord, I have continued to desire a life of obedience to Him and I am fully confident that I have not led my family to step out on faith, but we have stepped out on confidence in Christ alone. If that’s what faith is, then that’s cool too.
So today, I’m gonna celebrate the amazing woman my God gave me to love and enjoy, I’m gonna sleep in a house that God provided for us without even having a job, and I’m gonna dream about how God will use me to share the good news of God’s love for us in this world.
If you read this, thanks for taking two minutes to travel with me. You rock!