I was saved at the age of six after hearing my pastor clearly present the gospel at a youth camp. It was the first time that I understood that I needed to accept Christ in order to be saved. From that time I grew spiritually with much help from my faithful, loving church family at Salisbury Baptist Temple.
While a student in middle school I attended a youth conference with my church. It was there that the Lord called me to serve Him as a missionary. I distinctly remember surrendering to missions, but I did not know where the Lord would lead me to serve Him.
The Lord led for me to attend Bible college at the Landmark Baptist College in Haines City, Florida. While there I trained and sought for the Lord’s will. I benefited greatly from the ministry of Dr. Mickey Carter. During the summer between my sophomore and Junior years I attended Camp BIMI. This is a tremendous ministry designed to help young people find where they fit in missions. The Lord used my time there to call me to Suriname, South America.
A year later the Lord allowed me to participate in a month long missions trip to South America. It was an intense time of training. It was truly a unique opportunity to experience missions first hand. On that trip I learned many things about ministering in a culture foreign to my own. Most importantly however, I met my future wife, Emily. The Lord used our mutual desire to serve in missions to draw us together. We were married in May of 2019 and started deputation in September of the same year. We are excited about the opportunity to minister to the people of Suriname.
I was born into a wonderful family with a godly, Christian heritage. I was saved at the age of seven after hearing her grandfather preach the gospel. I was brought up in the “nurture and admonition of the Lord” both at home and her local church.
I dedicated my life to serve the Lord as a young teenager. However, struggles in my caused me to revoke my decision to follow His will for my life. The Lord graciously worked on my heart until I was convicted afresh of the great need to get the gospel around the world. The Lord made His call to missionary service plain to me and I surrendered.
The Lord directed my attention to South America by allowing me the opportunity to participate in missions trips first to Brazil and later Peru and Colombia. It was on one such trip that I met Mark. The Lord knitted our hearts together and made us partners in the ministry.
We are so excited to be able to serve Him together in His work!
We look forward to all that He has in store for us.