I love people, the Bible, my family – three grown daughters, two sons-in-law, and two grandchildren, my wife Carla who is my best friend, and most of all, the Lord Jesus Christ.
I am passionate about helping believers live in authentic community – across racial, socioeconomic and all lines of division – learning to truly love one another in the chaos of real relationships, learning to celebrate our differences, learning to stay together even when we don’t like one another… so that the world will see a living picture of Jesus Christ.
I also am passionate about helping believers get freedom from wounds of their childhood that so often keep them trapped, living addictively and dysfunctionally, and unable to experience true freedom in Christ. This road to freedom is sometimes painful – it is difficult to look authentically at entrenched behavior patterns and realize they have been there to help us cope, however dysfunctionally and sinfully, since we were children – when we were faced with trauma and difficulty and knew no other way to cope. But by taking an inside look and learning to see ourselves and love ourselves through the Father’s eyes, we are able to get free from old baggage and begin to “love others as we love ourselves”.
In my spare time, I love to visit my granddaughter, read, lift weights, watch live sports, write and hang out with my best friend Carla, often watching our favorite TV dramas or walking our dog Sadie.
I am Senior Pastor of Hope Community Church in Detroit, Michigan. Please check our our website or better yet come and be with us!