My journey began in Cotonou, Benin in West Africa where my parents served as missionaries. Needless to say, as I grew up it was a cultural shift to move from Africa to Texas, and then to Minnesota. I consider my home is the frozen northland, but took a detour in Missouri for college at Hannibal-LaGrange University. Met my wife, Rebecca in college and served a local church while cramming a 4-year degree into 9 years. 

We have 4 daughters: Sarah, Rachel, Abigail, and Grace. We live in Rochester, Minnesota where I serve as Youth Pastor at Emmanuel Baptist Church and work as a business analyst for UnitedHealthcare. 

I’m not perfect, just a person saved by the grace of God. Jesus transformed my life during my teenage years resulting in peace and understanding forgiveness. Since then my purpose has been to follow the Lord’s calling on my life into ministry through loving people, sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ, encouraging and equipping believers to use their gifts in service to God.