Born into a Christian family in northeastern Ohio, I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior in 1980 and followed in believer’s baptism shortly thereafter.
I joined the Navy in 1988 as a Machinist Mate and after six years, cross–rated to Operations Specialist. During my tenure in the Navy, I served on five ships and two shore stations, the last of which was my twilight tour at the Pentagon where I retired in 2008.
Joining the Navy was an excellent decision on my part, but God was in control the whole time. Military life went a long way towards providing personal and professional development, but I noticed a big void with respect to spiritual development and consequently was drawn away from my walk. I am thankful for His patience, and He never left me…I rededicated my life to Him in 2006.
Then in 2009 I was blessed with meeting my wife Beth, who was also a retired Navy Chief, and we married in 2010. As we listened to God’s call for us, we were led to Texas, and more specifically San Antonio. At the beginning of 2015, Beth was a defense contractor for the Navy and I was a federal employee with FEMA while we were living in northern Virginia, but all of that was easy to leave knowing that we were operating inside of God’s will and that He would provide all our needs! With a heart for Jesus and a love and understanding of the military culture, we stepped out on faith in order to serve and glorify Him as a part of the Christian Service Center organization!