Where did you grow up?
In Southern California, a mile from the beach, in the South Bay area.
What's your family like?
Life is one big adventure for us! I've been married to Wilma for 23 years and we have six kids, ages 6 thru 20! We have a lot of fun. Wilma and I are both Cal Poly SLO engineering grads but we consider it a compliment when people tell us, "You don't seem like engineers".
What are your hobbies?
Travel, wrestling with my kids, coaching my kids, surfing, dating my wife, people, growing things, time outdoors.
What is your favorite bible verse or quote?
Verses: Romans 5:8, Mt. 16:24, 2Cor. 5:21, Mt. 28:19-20
Quotes: “He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” –Jim Elliot, and “Wilma!” –Fred Flintstone
Who is the most influential person related to your ministry?
My wife, a couple of long term friends (2 pastors and 2 former roomates), The Fields elders.
What was the last book you read?
Go Dog Go and Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss, A Gospel Primer for Christians by Miton Vincent and The Disciplines of Grace by Jerry Bridges.
Who is your favorite author?
Michael J. Wilkins, C.S. Lewis, John Stott, Wayne Grudem, C. John Miller and Jerry Bridges.
What music do you like?
A mix of Jack Johnson, Lecrae, U2, Fernado Ortega, Foo Fighters, Weezer and Matt Redman.
What's a favorite trip you've been on?
Before I got married, I back packed around the world by myself for six and a half months going from Europe to the Middle East to Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. Wilma and I lived in New Zealand for awhile and traveled both islands extensively. We drove from California to Washington, D.C. twice with four kids in our van (why in the world do it twice!).
What's your favorite indulgence?
Watching a movie or sitting in the jacuzzi with my wife, spending the day at the beach, surfing in warm water.
What's a surprising fact about you?
I have a shy side.
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