I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I grew up going to church and remember accepting Christ at a very young age. Throughout high school and into college, however, I struggled with Christ’s true acceptance and unfailing love for me. In lieu of Christ’s love, I experienced guilt and shame brought on by my failure to live up to legalistic standards I had established for my life.
When I started college, I began “attending” different churches in the Metroplex. I would step foot in at least two different churches a week but I never really belonged anywhere. It didn’t take long to feel isolated and lonely. The Spirit graciously made me aware of my need to be in community with other believers.
The Lord used one of my old youth pastors to persuade me to check out a church in Highland Village. I remember leaving my first service at The Village and it being incredibly clear that the Lord wanted me to belong to this family of believers. I transferred to the University of North Texas, and I become a member of the Denton campus. The Lord grew me in ways I could have never imagined at The Village.
My wife and I spent a short time in Denver before succumbing to a severe case of homesickness and returning to Texas. Now home, we are excited to see what the Lord will do in our lives through The Village in the years to come.
Hope for The Village Church
My hope for The Village is that God would be honored and glorified through the lives and actions of the staff and members. My desire is that The Village would be a place known for faithfully loving, caring for and discipling its people.