Born and raised in Pennsylvania for 20 years. Lived in New York for 22 years. At MABTS in Tennessee for two years. Served in the U.S. Army as an Infantryman with the 10th Mountain Division and was deployed to Panama and Belize. Married to Jennifer, met in 8th grade, and have four children: Jacob, Ryan, Daphne, and Isaiah. Holds a BS in Modern European History from The State University of New York (2003) and an MDIV from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary–Northeast Campus (2012). Served in the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps for the 42nd Infantry Division while in seminary. Pastored a Baptist church on Long Island, NY, for six years. Went on mission trips to Uraguay, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Chile. Currently working on a PhD majoring in Practical Theology with minors in Church History and Missions at Mid-America. Hobbies are spending time with family, reading military history, and hunting.