About me in 30 seconds or less:

  • I’m married to my best friend. She’s gorgeous too.
  • I’m a father to four—two by adoption.
  • I’m a pastor.
  • I’m a southerner turned Yankee transplant.
  • I played college basketball back in the day, but my kids have a hard time believing it.
  • I periodically find new obsessions, although coffee, reading, working out, and movies are my staples. 
  • Professionally, close to twenty years ago I began a career as a public speaker for venues ranging from retreats, school assemblies, and festivals to conferences, conventions, and churches.
  • I’ve authored two books. And I have a hard time believing it.
  • Since 2009, I’ve been privileged to lead and grow Grace Community Church from 500 to over 3000 with 5 campuses in the New York city metro area.
  • We’re currently considered one of the top 400 most influential churches in America by Leadership Network with a podcast that receives 13,000 downloads across 96 countries each month.
  • I enjoy writing about faith, life, self-leadership, public speaking, personal development, and wellness.

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