Develop people in faith, life and soccer.
Kinda random, right?
Probably the less you know me, the more random it seems.
But what does it mean that I want to develop people in these 3 areas?
I was brought up in a Christian home and have been in church my whole life. But that’s not what makes my faith.
For the majority of my life, faith was easy. It’s been the last 6-7 that faith has been hard.
And I truly believe that God is forming me in this way to develop people’s faith when faith is hard.
If you’ve been a Christian for a while, or if you’ve given up on faith or if you don’t have faith at all, I hope you find the blog something to help spur and develop your faith.
So many wonder what faith has to do with life. Church became boring long ago and never really applied to life.
That’s unfortunate because the Bible, the book the Church is centered on, speaks to life.
And Jesus, the Guy the Bible is centered on, says that faith leads to abundant life.
So I want this to be highly practical. Practical in such a way that changes your life.
Yeah, this is the odd ball right?
Maybe to those who don’t know me. But for those who do, they know that soccer has been life.
In fact, I thought I was totally done with soccer, but life brought me back to it.
So now, my goal is to use soccer to develop people. Through reffing. Through coaching.
I’m a husband of one woman and a father of 4 boys.
I’m a pastor at CrossPoint Fellowship in Republic, MO.
I’m a State Referee for USSF.
I’m a National Referee Candidate for NISOA.
In the past…
I’ve been a youth minister in MO, TX, & AR.
I’ve been a church planter in NY.
I’ve coached goalkeepers for New Covenant Academy & Republic High School.
I’ve played soccer at High School (Christian Schools of Springfield), College (Southwest Baptist University), amateur and semi-pro (Springfield Demize) levels.
That’s the short of my bio. I’m working on a detailed bio for both ministry & soccer and will link to those when complete.