Gwen and I have been married for 29 years and we have a daughter, two sons, and two grandsons. Our children are spread across the country, from Oregon to Virginia, so we cherish the time we get to spend with them. I have a background in environmental engineering and have worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority since August of 2000. Gwen is an accountant by trade and is now the administrative assistant at GracePointe. We moved to the New Market area in April of 1999. After visiting several churches and seeking God about where we should plant ourselves, we soon agreed that He wanted us to be a part of the GracePointe family.
Gwen helps lead the Women’s Ministry and I am part of the tech team, operating the sound board for our talented worship team. We’ve definitely enjoyed our time at GP and feel like being a part of this family has helped us to make a smooth transition to the Huntsville area. Joining a D-group early on has allowed us to bond with some great Christian friends and has also helped us to grow in our relationship with Christ. It is my hope that as a body we, reach the unchurched for Christ, equip believers with the knowledge and skills needed to confidently share their faith, and establish leaders who are able to disciple others with maturity.
I live a very blessed life but I certainly don’t have it all together and don’t claim to. I tend to be indecisive and can allow what-if scenarios to make me fearful of the future. But, I’ve seen God’s promises come true in my life as I strive to be obedient to His word and seek His will in the decisions we make. He continually shows Himself to be faithful with blessing and protection through times of rejoicing, and also through trials and challenges. I don’t necessarily have a favorite bible verse but the one I find myself meditating on most often is in the book of Matthew. In chapter six, verse thirty-three it says to, “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you”. When you find that you are unsettled and don’t know what to do, remember that our first priority is spelled out in this verse. If we focus on a relationship with our creator, we find that He is more than capable to handle the “things”.
The sacrifice Jesus made on the cross allows us to have a relationship with our Creator. If you’ve never established this relationship, reach out to God in prayer, acknowledge that you need Him to rescue you from your imperfection, and learn to seek him everyday. He will meet you where you are and prove His promises are true.
Matt 6:33 "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."