I was born in Garland, Texas, to a family who loves the Lord. From a young age, my parents demonstrated and communicated that God loved and wanted to have a relationship with me. Through these conversations, I began to have many questions about what separated me from God and what it meant to be a follower of Jesus. The Spirit convicted me, leading me to know that I am a sinner in need of a Savior and that Jesus was the way to be made right with God.
From this point, I continued to grow in knowledge and fellowship with the Lord, specifically through my close relationship with my dad, who would regularly take time to explain the things of the Lord to me. When I was about 15 years old, my mom realized that she was not truly converted. Trying to understand this and seeing the change in my mom was instrumental for me in learning what it meant to work out your salvation.
When I went to college, I stayed connected to my home church, through which God began calling me into ministry. I had no idea what that meant or what it looked like, and I resisted for a long time. After many sleepless nights of wrestling with God, I acquiesced, trusting that His leading would be correct.
The Lord provided deep community with other believers through campus ministry at UT Dallas and serving on staff in the student ministry at my home church. The Lord used this community to encourage me to bring to light sin in my life and walk in openness. He also used these people to help confirm and clarify the call that He placed on my life to vocational ministry.
I came to The Village in April 2015 and found a place of gospel-centeredness that I had only hoped for in a church. The Lord continues to show His faithfulness in provision, protection and perseverance.
Hope for The Village Church
My hope for The Village is that we would be a people that live out our mission so that our faith in Jesus will be made known. I pray that individuals will be transformed by faith into disciples making disciples to the glory of God and our ultimate satisfaction.