In 1996 I started the best journey of my life! I got married to Tracy Crews on the tail end of college in Abilene, TX were I got my degree in theology. It is through her relationships that we were impressed to pack up six months later and move to Virginia to help plant Hope Community Church, which in time planted Freedom Life Church.
Over the years, I served full-time as both executive pastor and lead pastor of Hope, as well as spent several seasons in the field working with Sturdevant Construction. I’m also pursuing a Master of Divinity degree and hope my family survives that journey.
Between 1996 and now we have had seven children: Emma, Ethan, Gage, Sophie, Luke, Myla, and Ruby. Tracy and I are learning to work and serve together through all the interesting seasons of our family and career. Our home is full of excitement, laughter and challenge. Each one of our children love people and are extroverted. If we could only get our own TV show, it would be on!
We came on staff with FLC February 1, 2013 as the campus pastor. Now, our journey will lead us back to TX were we will be helping to start FLC San Antonio with Pastor Chris.
Random Facts: I taught Pastor Freddy in a DISCIPLE NOW weekend when he was in high school. I have no personal “bubble” when it comes to communicating so you might need to ask me to back up a bit, lol. My favorite movie is Gladiator. I served as a Marine. My favorite food is “all you can eat.” I sometimes threaten my kids that I will act “normal” when they pretend not to like how goofy we are as a family, then they scream “NO” and straighten up (I guess they prefer “weird”). I don’t know what that communicates about us as a family but we are good with it :) .