I gave my heart to God when I was 5 years old, but it wasn’t until 15 years later that I actually gave Him control. I grew up as a Pastor’s kid, traveling and planting churches all over Texas, leading worship and revivals with my family. Doing ministry was what my family did, but not what I wanted with my life. After being hurt by the church and consequently rejecting the call of God, I found myself quickly at rock bottom. Addiction, divorce, failure and my sin led me to a dark place that only Jesus’ love could reach. In my brokenness, disappointment, and desperation, I turned to Jesus.
I asked Jesus to take complete control of my life on April 19, 1997 in Fort Worth, Texas. The immediate change was nothing short of miraculous. I am truly grateful for the Lord showing me the full weight of His amazing grace. While volunteering as a youth leader, I was asked to serve as Youth Pastor of Church on the Rock in Fort Worth. The Lord dramatically gave huge increases in student attendance and life change. This quickly led to another position with (then) Benbrook Christian Fellowship, which would later lead to the launch of the first ever HighRidge Church campus. It was there that I met my amazing wife, Tina. She and I have joined together in ministry to lead many people to Jesus. His restoring love propelled us to take His message to the East Texas area.
After serving in nearly every pastoral role in other churches, I am now the Senior Pastor of this amazing church, HighRidge Longview (formerly Longview Christian Fellowship), where God has continued to show Himself strong.
A broken world is in desperate need of the healthy church.
In a world filled with brokenness—damaged relationships, divided communities, and hopeless circumstances—there is a deep longing in every human heart for wholeness that can only be found in Jesus Christ. We believe that God is calling His people to step out of the shadows and become shining examples of authentic Christianity, bringing hope to those around us.
Since its launch in March 2017, HighRidge Longview has quickly become an amazing testimony of God’s power and heart for the lost, hurting, and broken people of this city. We’ve experienced tremendous supernatural growth and life changes. . . and our best years are still in front of us!
The heart of HighRidge Longview can best be summed up in these words: “Where the Word of God becomes a Way of Life.” It’s our desire that God’s Word would help every single person that we touch to Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose, and ultimately to Make a Difference in their world.