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I am the Pastor of Mt. Hope Congregational Church in Livonia, Michigan. I have also served churches in Florida, Virginia, and Illinois. My degrees are from Liberty UniversityLiberty Theological Seminary, and Temple Baptist Seminary. (B.S., M.A.R., M.Div. D.Min.) My most important lessons have come from life as a pilgrim follower of Jesus!

I am the Co-Founder of Supply and Multiply, along with my wife Christina. She is the heart of our pastoral and missionary work. Supply and Multiply is an extension of my work as a local pastor in the United States. It is a lived example of life on mission as a pilgrim follower of Jesus Christ. It has become an extension for many local churches, small groups, families, and people from across the spectrum to extend the reach of the gospel of Jesus Christ beyond our doorsteps.

Whether through pastoral preaching, teaching, and counsel within in the walls of the church, local outreach, or foreign mission, my aim is to provide an honest example of faith exercised; of life on mission in response to grace of God poured out in Christ.  

"It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ." (Ephesians 4:11-13 NIV84)

I am a Pastor and a Pilgrim. My theology is pretty straightforward and simple, follow Jesus and imitate Him. My deepest interest is to see followers and Jesus living Kingdom lives, reflective of the call of Christ to make His radical grace, love, mercy, and truth known in the lives of others in this world. Matthew 28 tells us what to do and Matthew 25 tells us how to do it. Share the compassion of Christ while leading others to the saving grace of God found only in Christ! pilgrimpastor77@gmail.com 

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