I am the Vice President, Publisher for Thomas Nelson Bibles at HarperCollins Christian Publishing. Previously, I worked 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. I am now in the pursuit of a second doctorate; a PhD in Church History and Historical Theology with Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary under the supervision of Dr. Gregory A Wills. For several years, I worked for LifeWay Christian Resources in both LifeWay Research and as the Director of Adult Ministry Publishing. Throughout the years, I’ve served as a pastor, 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 Recalibrate: A New Measure for Family Ministry and The Great Commission Resurgence: Fulfilling God’s Mandate in Our Lifetime.
My wife Angie and I make our home in Nashville. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to keep up with what’s currently going on with us and our two sons.