I was a churchgoer growing up, but mostly associated with churches that either didn’t present a clear testimony of the gospel or didn’t hold a high value of the Scriptures. In college, after a particularly difficult time in my life, I started attending a large group meeting of Campus Crusade for Christ (now known as CRU) and responded to the invitation to find out what a personal relationship with Christ was about. I met with a staff person for CCC and responded eagerly to the gospel presentation that made clear the work Jesus did on my behalf. I was especially excited about the fact that this was a free gift, and did not carry with it a burden to perform for my salvation (which was my previous wrong assumption about Christianity).
Though I began working as the Minister of Spiritual Life, as CCBC grew over the years, my role has changed with the needs of the congregation. Currently I serve as the founder and director of the Soul Care Ministry with the title of Soul Care Pastor. Soul Care came about through much prayer, discussion and endorsement of the Elder Board of CCBC. I am greatly thankful for the faith and support of the leadership of this church in entrusting me with such a needed ministry.
I have been married to Nancy since May 1985. We have three wonderful girls, two son-in-laws, and two grandchildren. Ashley and Matt Sherwood live in Denton; Stephanie and Micah Dettmer are on full-time ministry staff with Cru in Denver, and our youngest daughter Anna, has followed her mother’s footsteps as an elementary classroom teacher in a public school district.