I was born and raised in Enterprise, AL and loved every minute of growing up in a small town that truly understood the value of community. When I was 13 I felt the call to vocational ministry, yet thought that I would be a music educator and bi-vocational minister of music. This plan lead me to pursue both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in vocal/choral music education from Auburn University. I began my professional career teaching middle school and high school choir before beginning full-time ministry in late 2001 after feeling God calling me away from public school education. In 2010 I felt the call to further my theological and music training, which led to earning the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Church Music from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
I am involved in various facets of the Georgia Baptist Worship and Music Ministries. I participate in the Sons of Jubal (our Georgia Baptist Men’s Chorus), I am an active adjudicator for the Georgia Baptist Keyboard Festivals, and I am a keyboard and vocal teacher for the middle school and high school Georgia Baptist summer music camp (Surge 150).
I am an active member in both the Georgia Baptist Church Music Conference and Baptist Church Music Conference, both of which I am an executive committee member. I am also an active member of the Grammy- award nominated Baptist professional male chorus, the CenturyMen. Over the last few years, I have sung on numerous choral demo recordings for Celebrating Grace and One Voice Publishers.
Besides my church and ministry responsibilities, I enjoy teaching private voice and piano lessons, running, reading, and traveling. My wife, Deanna, who is an educator, were married in 1998 and have three sons.