I am married to Angie and we have a daughter named Selah. Currently I serve as the Lead Pastor at Southshore Bible Church.
My passion is to open the Word of God with people to reveal Jesus Christ as the centre and focus of all Scripture and History so that we can be transformed from one degree of glory to another.
Previously, I served as the Lead Pastor of the Rock Community Church in Woodstock, Ontario (2009 to 2016), and the Adult Ministry Pastor (2006-09) and Adult Ministry Intern (2004-05) of Philpott Memorial Church in Hamilton, Ontario.
My education includes:
- Ph.D. in Christian Theology, Old Testament (McMaster Divinity College)
- Master of Arts in Christian Studies, Old Testament (McMaster Divinity College)
- Master of Theological Studies, Biblical Studies (McMaster University)
- Bachelor of Social Science, Political Science (University of Ottawa)
I am an evangelical who is rooted in the Reformed tradition. I support the theology, philosophy, and efforts of The Gospel Coalition (TGC) and Together for the Gospel (T4G). I strongly believe that likeminded local churches, elders, and pastors in Canada ought to increasingly work together beyond denominational boundaries.
I hold to a complementarian position with regard to manhood and womanhood and I believe that this doctrine, which is firmly rooted in the doctrines of Creation, the Trinity, and Christological Ecclesiology, is essential for life and discipleship in the local church. Other doctrinal commitments that I profess include the inerrancy/sufficiency of Scripture; election; eternal security; and church governance by a plurality of elders. Though I personally believe in historic premillennialism and believer’s baptism, neither of these doctrines inhibit me from enjoying fellowship with other committed Reformed Christians of other eschatological or baptistic convictions.