I grew up in a small, rural town in North Carolina. In fact it was so small there wasn’t even a traffic light and we were the first house to get mail delivered on our street. After graduating high school, I moved to Virginia and attended Liberty University where I met my beautiful wife, Maryanna. After college we married and moved to Atlanta for a few years before coming back to my wife’s home state of New York in 2003. We started NorthStar that year with just 6 people. A year later, 2004, my precious Annabelle was born, in 2007 we had sweet Adeline, and in 2010 God blessed us with a son, Rykard. They have forever stolen my heart.
B.S. in Religion from Liberty University with a minor in Business Administration;
Master of Arts in Religion and a Master of Divinity from Liberty Theological Seminary;
An earned doctorate from Liberty Theological Seminary.
INTERESTS AND FAVORITES
Any place on a river fly fishing or in the mountains backpacking. But mostly I love any time at home playing with my 3 children. Lastly, places that only Mary and I know.
WHATS ON YOUR IPOD?
U2, Coldplay, Sanctus Real
WHAT DO YOU DVR?
All of them. I can’t stop reading.
Yankees & NY Giants
It seems like if the DVD player is on these days it is a Disney princess movie.
Fly-fishing, backpacking, maple syrup, and anything that involves wearing camo.
Jesus Junk (99 cent stuff that has Christian symbols or Jesus stamped on it.)
I write and eat with my left hand, but I do everything else like a right hander.
SCRIPTURES TO LIVE BY
“Let your light shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” -Matthew 5:16
“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” -Ephesians 2:10
“Learn to do good. Work for justice. Help the down-and-out. Stand up for the homeless. Go to bat for the defenseless.” -Isaiah 1:17 (Message)
“Our people must learn to apply themselves to doing good deeds and helping others who have urgent needs, so they won’t be living idle, unproductive lives.” -Titus 3:14 (Amplified)