My heart was captured by Christ on a Sunday night in April 1985. Just a few days later, a fire in my belly drew me to the front of the church where I committed my life to full-time service to do whatever Jesus wanted.
In 1990, God revealed to me that my calling is Christian radio and I've been on the radio somewhere in America ever since. My deepest desire is to know and to love Him, to fully embrace His love, and to watch as He bears luscious fruit out of my life.
My involvement with Worship 24/7 comes from a deep desire to co-create with God safe places where we can heal and grow by spending time with the One Who loves us.
I remember having a noticeable awareness of God when I was nine-years-old. I recall feeling a tug within I didn’t quite understand, but as I got older, I realized it was Him whispering for me to get closer. I did my best to do just that.
Since my upbringing was in a Christian home, and my formal education was primarily at a Christian school, some would say it was destined. However, the ideal environment isn’t the answer. It’s the environment of the heart that makes it all happen, which is something I still bring to Him often.
I’m very grateful for the various opportunities I’ve been able to step into: praise and worship leader, radio host, and fitness coach. Regardless of the platform I find myself on, I always go back to my nine-year-old self and recall the pull, the whisper of the Creator wanting to get connected.
My desire is to help others become aware of our God, who is constantly looking for ways to get close and stay close.
My heart was captured by the love of Christ when I was a young child and I grew up in a family that modeled the life of Jesus in very real and authentic ways. As a teen, I committed my life to follow Jesus wherever he would lead.
My passion for leading worship started on a mission trip to South Africa in 1997. A day before I left the USA, for a period of two months, I made a curious decision to take a guitar that I had never played. While sitting outside the Zulu huts in South Africa figuring out chords and strum patterns, God began to birth something in my heart that was going to forever change me. It was there that God placed a desire to lead worship in my heart. Since that moment, my life and worship ministry has been marked by two things: a passionate love for Jesus, and a desire to Do Justly, Love Mercy and Walk Humbly with my God. It is out of this heart for God, The Church and The World that I teach, lead, and live.
My desire is that people would not just sing worship but their lives would be worship.