Missions & Evangelism
From 2009-2001 I interned under my youth pastor Daniel Norris as a campus missionary. I was assigned to spearhead weekly evangelism outreaches inside public high schools. Our first week of campus missions we had 3 in attendance, myself and two Christian students from our church. At the end of that year, we were reaching 90-200 students on three different campuses each week. We would disciple the students in evangelism and apologetics and then send them out into their schools to preach the Gospel to their classmates. To this day I’m baffled that God would use me at 18year old to reach so many students for the Gospel. This practice of missions followed us into our youth ministry. As we would take our youth group to gas stations, malls, or even door to door to share the gospel.
In my early 20’s I worked with an evangelist in Dallas Fort Worth. For three years I assisted in the mobilization of other evangelists. For example, I would teach evangelism classes, help lead monthly evangelistic outreach to the homosexual district of Dallas, help facilitate our monthly homeless ministry outreach, door to door ministry, Hellhouse, etc. This season of my life was bringing me into an intimate interaction with the sick and hurting of the world. It produced within me and my wife a passion for bearing the suffering of those we minister to.
My wife and I learned to open our homes to those in need. During this season we saw rocky marriages restored, suicidal missionary reinstated to ministry, and drug addicts rehabilitated, as we integrate our lives around our hurting brothers and sisters. At times going as far as inviting these people to live with us as they work through the process of discipleship. We have found that discipleship is not a list of teachings we communicate it is a life that we display.
Joshua and his family served with me for several years in St. Elmo Illinois, where I served as Senior Pastor. Josh also traveled with me extensively and helped establish our evangelistic ministry. He has been involved with high-level leadership, leading youth ministry, leading outreach events for other churches and our own, street evangelism, and outreach efforts through Christ for the Nations Institute. He also shared preaching duties from the pulpit, home groups, and much more.
With a background in media, connecting the Gospel with mediums such as youtube, Spotify, Facebook, and google play seemed to come second nature. Here you can listen to some of my favorite content I have produced over the years. I have a sermon uploaded that you can sample along with my favorite podcasts I have produced. I hope you enjoy it.