As a child I was immersed in weekly services at our Baptist church, and growing up there I learned of Jesus and believed in Him when I was young. Following High School I had a desire to serve in ministry and after College, my wife and I married and started working at Faith Baptist Church & Schools. In 2011 I truly felt God move in my life in a new way. Following the birth of our second son, while driving to grab some coffee for my wife, I caught the last 10 minutes of a message and song on Walk In The Word. The Holy Spirit brought me under deep conviction of deep rooted sins and my “work for salvation” mentality, and I begged God to restore my soul. That week I started to read a devotional by James MacDonald called Fresh Rain and I realized I had not truly understood and lived out saving Grace. Over the next year God started to use the book of Ephesians and Walk in The Word to chip away at my heart and redirect my walk with Him.
Though I listened to Walk in The Word regularly I didn't know anything about Harvest Bible Fellowship until a summer vacation we took in 2012. We found Harvest Spring Lake online one Saturday night and attended the next morning. During our vacation my wife and I made the decision to move back to Michigan, “we need a Vertical church!”
I serve as our Middle School, and 20’s Pastor. My wife and I also do most of our churches Pre-Marriage Counseling.
God grabbed my heart in my 20's, as a young married man. Because of that I'm passionate about helping young adults and newly-wed's "confidently draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need -Heb. 4:16".
West Coast Baptist College 2001-2005 B.A. in Church Ministries
Faith Baptist Church & Schools, Canoga Park CA 2005-2013
Jennifer Klingel since August 5, 2005
Taylor, Gibson, Harmony, and Anderson
My wife and I love remodeling houses, which means we usually spend our date nights at Home Depot. We also enjoy running and walking with our kids.