I had the privilege of growing up in a Christian home. In that environment I was taught the Word of God and knew the plan of salvation since I was a young child. But it was not until I was five at Vacation Bible school that I came to the realization that this salvation I understood I did not possess. So it was at that time that I accepted Christ as my personal Savior. As I grew, the Lord began to work in my life, convict me of sin, and guide me through His Word, but it was not until I was into my teen years that I began to feel the call of God on my life. Around the age of 16, I completely surrendered to full time missionary service.
During my teen years I had the privilege of working both in Moscow, Russia and on the Amazon in Brazil. While on these short-term trips, the Lord began to burden me specifically for people who had never heard, nor had opportunity to hear the Gospel. I felt the Lord leading me into missionary aviation, not knowing fully how he desired to use me I knew my calling was to missions. After I enrolled in Piedmont Baptist College, Richard and Charity Jertberg began to expose me to the need in Madagascar.
Joanna and I got married just after college we began to search for where God wanted us to serve, through much prayer and counsel we came to the descision of working in Madgascar.
We have now ( as of 2019) been working in Madagascar for 8 years, it has been one of the hardest things I have ever done, serving as a local pastor, pilot, mechanic and vice president of a non profit has stretched me in so many ways. However, along each step of the journey God’s grace is sufficient, and his strength made perfect in my weakness.
Though challenging, I consider it a privilege to be able to serve the Lord through serving his people in Madagascar.