My wife Cece and I were married back in 1990, and since then, we have been blessed with 3 awesome adult children and their amazing families, we currently have 10 “grands” / “great-grands” combined, each different from the other, and all are so very precious to us.
We started attending ReGeneration Church (ReGen) about 15 years ago, back when it was called “Calvary Chapel Santa Cruz”, and during these past many years, we have grown closer and closer to The Lord, and have grown to love and cherish our church family very much. The Bible teaching is what initially drew me to Calvary Chapel, the freedom and simplicity of teaching right through the bible, verse by verse, chapter by chapter even through the hard stuff, God has grounded me through His Word, and my faith continues to grow every day. I was ordained in February of 2017, and along with the other Pastors and Elders here, we have seen both blessings and some struggles along the way … but God is faithful!
Cece went home to be with Jesus in March of 2020, and while I know I will see her again (and I can’t wait to), I also know that He is not done with me yet, and that I am lovingly and securely “in HIS grip!” I have been given a heart for “God’s men”, and as I personally continue to look to Him in regard to my own life, my own walk, both in the victories and in the defeats, as one of His men, I want to be used by Him to help strengthen and encourage my brothers in their walk while I’m still here.
I’ve always loved the beauty and symbolism of the eagle: its majesty, strength, courage, and its freedom in flight. One of my favorite sections of scriptures is found in Isaiah 40:
29 He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, 31 But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.