My History

Profile
I am a husband, father, pastor, and musician pursing the mission of seeing the redemption of God’s image-bearers in the earth.

Experience
Worship + Teaching Pastor, The Grove Church; Bryson City, NC – 2010-present
Primary functions include song selection, volunteer coordination, weekly web maintenance, content management, and digital media distribution, development of supporting graphics packages for message series and marketing collateral, weekly video production and editing, quarterly volunteer training, monthly worship leader mentoring and weekly small group coaching. Director of local missional efforts through a community-wide program called LoveBryson. Expanded international missions through our Global Outreach Missions (GO: Missions) program with specific efforts in Guatemala and South Africa. As a Teaching Pastor, I serve in partnership with the Lead Pastor, caring for the people of the church, conducting the duties of the office of pastor and filling the pulpit throughout the year.

Associate Pastor, threeonesix fellowship; Pelham, AL – 2008-2010
Responsibilities at this church plant included service programming, facilitation of missional outreach efforts with the displaced in downtown Birmingham, small group coordination, and guest teaching, as well as development of print media, web design, branding, motion graphics for weekly video production, song selection, rehearsal and performance for weekly worship gatherings and systems maintenance for server-based applications.

Retail Trainer, Apple Inc.; Birmingham, AL – 2007-2010
Apple Certified Lead Trainer and Mentor, Alabama Market with specialties in both consumer and pro level application instruction, teaching on various levels from the novice to the sophisticated user and a diversity of ages from pre-teen to elderly. Directly responsible for providing development opportunities for team members and customers within the Retail environment. Developed a training program that, under my leadership, provided over 33,000 hours of personal training, development, solutions and support.

Freelance Technology Contractor, pyxlglaze*digital; Bryson City, NC – 2004-present
Support for digital graphics, web design and maintenance, and video production for national organizations as well as software development for Life Care Planners and Case Managers in the US and Canada. Provide on-site and remote technical support for multi-platform system integration solutions.

WorshipArts Director, Liberty Church; Birmingham, AL – 2003-2007
Worship Leader, Choir Director and Director of Visual and Performing Arts including creation of print media, web design, song selection, service programming, special event planning and video editing; Office Technical Assistant on Mac and Windows platforms including mail server integration, Exchange support and networking; Community Group/Small Group Leader consisting of college students and young professionals.

WorshipArts Pastor, Covenant Family Church; Tuscaloosa, AL – 2002-2003
Helped plant a new church in Tuscaloosa in which I was directly involved in all aspects of establishing and growing a church and the ministries included with a specialty focus in the ministries of music, youth, media and outreach/public relations.

Assistant Youth Director, Weatherly Road Church; Huntsville, Alabama – 2000-2002
Associate Pastor of High School Students involved in Planning and Development of new youth gatherings at the church’s off-site teen center, The Right Place. Managed volunteer scheduling and event coordination for various weekend and special events as well as music and video selection and arrangement. Teacher and Worship Leader for main campus weekend worship gatherings.

Road & Office Manager/Musician, Fresh Wine Music; Decatur, Alabama – 1997-2000
Booking, Reporting, Merchandising and General Management for Billboard-recognized and Dove and Grammy-nominated Independent Christian Music Artist, Eddie James and ColourBlind, and touring musician for the ColourBlind Band.

Education
Hartselle High School, Hartselle, Alabama – Graduated w/ Advanced Diploma
Global University, Springfield, Missouri – Theology Studies
Certified Trainer: Mac OS X, iOS, iLife, iWork, Aperture, Logic Studio, Final Cut Pro

Certifications
Apple Sales Professional
Apple Product Professional
Logic Pro Certified
Final Cut Pro Certified
Aperture Certified

Skills
I have filled the roles of Coordinator, Mentor, Leader and Pastor within various types of small groups and home churches throughout many different circumstances and changes over the span of the past four years. I’ve been involved in creating training curriculum and materials for Small Group Leaders to help facilitate discussions and designing campaigns to support these goals. Over the past twelve years I’ve served in the roles of Worship Leader, Youth Pastor, Teaching Pastor, Missions Director, Associate Pastor, Counselor, and Creative Director. I am an artist and a teacher with a love for revealing timeless truths in ways that are compelling, provocative and relevant.

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