I serve as the Director of Advancement and Global Impact Churches with the Baptist World Alliance and frequently speak at churches and conferences. I earned a Master of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School and a Doctor of Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. For several years, I worked with LifeWay Christian Resources in both LifeWay Research and as the Director of Adult Ministry Publishing. Over the years, I’ve served as a pastor, publisher, church planter, and professor.
My latest published work is the video-based Bible study Pursuing Holiness: Applications from James. In 2016, I published Habits for Our Holiness: How the Spiritual Disciplines Grow Us Up, Draw Us Together, and Send Us Out with Moody Publishers. I’ve coauthored two other books: Compelled: Living the Mission of God and Transformational Discipleship: How People Really Grow. I was also the general editor of The Mission of God Study Bible. Along the way, I have written the small-group studies Storm Shelter: Psalms of God’s Embrace, Compelled by Love: The Journey to Missional Living and Live in the Word, plus contributed to The Great Commission Resurgence: Fulfilling God’s Mandate in Our Lifetime.
I have the privilege of serving as the Assistant Professor of Leadership and Biblical Studies for Houston Baptist University.
I work with multiple non-profit ministries to further gospel work in the world. I am on the Board of Directors for the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes and One More Child. I also serve as the chairman for the Board of Directors for More USA; in association with More International. The ministry provides relief to persecuted Christians throughout the world.
My wife, Angie, and I live in Florida. We have two young adult sons Andrew and Chris.