As Pastor of Word of Life Lutheran Church, my main goal is to make sure you know that the God who created the universe and everything in it also intentionally created YOU! I love preaching, playing and singing music with people, discussing life over coffee, and helping people grow in their understanding of how beautiful the Bible is and how much Jesus loves them.
I've been married to my wife Julia since 2006. We have three teenagers: Meadow, Zigana (our twin girls) and our son, Indiana. I would love the opportunity to get to know you more, so please reach out and let's share some conversation.
What we believe:
We celebrate the main tenets of Luther's Reformation of the church in that salvation comes through faith alone, not by works and is available to all by the redeeming work of Jesus Christ. We joyfully hold up the Bible as the inspired Word of God without error and purely dependable in matters of faith and salvation.
We do not pick and choose which parts of the Bible we accept, but we wrestle with Scripture to understand its meaning in this time and culture. We a passionate in our love and devotion for our Savior.
We do not worship a generic "God" but worship the Triune God who is the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We recognize God the Son to be Jesus, who is fully human and fully God the one who shed His blood for the freedom from sin, death, and the devil.
Praising, thanking, repenting, listening, interceding we communicate with the Lord on behalf of ourselves, our community, our city, and the world. We exist as a congregation to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ, thus calling God's elect on to himself. (John15:16), through love and service to our neighbors to better the community.
Our lives, our energy, and our resources are spent in service to the community. We believe in raising up leaders for the Kingdom of God, passing wisdom on from generation to generation. We function as a place of refuge for the lonely and brokenhearted; refuge for those who have been afflicted by the law, the world, and their sinful flesh, and the devil.
New comers are warmly welcomed and quickly integrated into the life and organization of the congregation.
We come to decisions through prayer, consensus, respect, and reciprocal listening. We recognize that we are all sinners in need of healing and are open to other broken people joining us. Through confessing our sins and hearing the good news that we are forgiven by God's action and not our own efforts, we receive healing.
Christian education is at the heart of our ministry, we seek to teach, nurture, and support the youth of our community.