I love basketball and baseball, the Redskins and my wife (not necessarily in that order) and most of all Jesus who has been the center and purpose of my life pretty much as long as I can remember. Although I am grateful for an education that includes degrees at George Mason University and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, I am even more appreciative for the college of hard knocks that has taught me lot more about faith, trust, and courage…essential qualities for any kind of spiritual growth.
In 2002, my wife and I moved to Virginia to start a church for people who have faced the down-side of life, disenfranchised from the church but seeking help from the Lord. A home Bible study grew and eventually led to a Sunday worship gathering in January 2004. Since that time we have seen many connected or reconnected to Jesus and many learning that church in a coffee-house-like setting can actually be a place of openness, honesty and authenticity.
We call ourselves inter-denominational (trying to draw the best from a wide variety), multi-generational and multi-cultural, flip-flop and blue jeans friendly (and open to coats and ties too). What we hope to do is keep Jesus as the main focus and let the peripheral issues stay on the sidelines… somewhat eclectic but always Christ-centered. I sense that leading HarborPointe in this unusual balancing act is my privilege and calling…and it surprisingly seems to work.