I came to know Jesus Christ as my Savior when I was about halfway through college. I had heard the Gospel and knew that Jesus had died for sinners. I was taking a class called Great American Speakers. Our semester assignment was to research and re-deliver each speech. As God would have it, I drew four sermons and a speech by Abraham Lincoln, A House Divided (even that one was built on a Biblical text). I knew that God was trying to get my attention. It was when I came to the last speech that God took hold of me. It was a sermon by Jonathan Edwards called Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. I finally came to realize that I was the sinner in God's justifiably Angry Hand! I finally saw the reason for God's sacrifice of His own Son. I truly discovered God's mercy, love, and forgiveness.
I graduated from The Master's Seminary in 1993. I served in two pastorates before moving to Fort Collins to plant this church in 1998. We have served here in our great city ever since.
I am happily married to my wonderful wife, Barbara, without whom I cannot imagine serving in ministry. We have two blessings from God, TJ and Emily.
I had always prayed as a teenager, “God please let me be a professional athlete or use me in music.” Well, since I never played for the Dodgers or Lakers – you can probably guess what road he took me on. I was raised in a Christian home, but it was not until my junior year of high school that Jesus Christ got a hold of my heart. I had just attended a Christian concert the night before and when I woke up that morning – God had changed my heart. All the things that I had been listening to – radio stations, the language and jokes I heard at school and as part of athletic teams, suddenly were no longer funny, but distasteful. God had implanted in me a greater sensitivity to the things that were offensive to Him. My father was a well-known musician in Christian circles. I always had music around me. Whether it was the quartet my dad played for or going to choir practices with my parents – I always enjoyed music. God gave me the opportunity to serve in a musical capacity back in 1990 when I was asked to lead worship and the sanctuary choir at the church we were attending and I have been serving in that capacity ever since.
I graduated from the Masters’ College with a degree in Organizational Leadership. I served at 2 churches in Southern California leading music and a college group. We came to Fort Collins in 2004 to serve here at PBC.
God has blessed me with the best possible wife, Carolyn. We were married in LaCrescenta, CA, in 1990. We have 3 great kids—Collin, Cambria, and Caden.
one another through Discipleship
of Christ through Outreach
Sunday 10:00 AM
Fellowship & Refreshments
Sept 10, 2017-May 28, 2018
Pure Prayer Meeting
1516 W. Prospect Rd.
Ft. Collins, Co. 80526
Between Shields and Taft on north side of Prospect
Providence Bible Church is a member of the Northern Colorado Fellowship of Churches:
Grace Church Greeley Hillrose Church