I grew up in Tennessee on a farm and came to Texas in 1993 to attend Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. I finished in 1996 with my Master’s and then in 1999 I received my Doctorate. In 1997 I married the love of my life Kelly and together we have three girls and one son; Natalie, Allie Beth, Morgan and Tripp. I love hanging with my family, traveling, watching football-preferably the University of Tennessee or the Dallas Cowboys and enjoy watching ACF grow.
I would be a partner of ACF if I weren’t a part of the leadership team because my church family has been a place for even a pastor to find healing. Imagine that! Continues to prove that we are on mission to be “an authentic community of faith doing life together in Jesus’ name”!
I was born and raised in Houston, TX and moved to DFW when I turned 16. I accepted the Lord as my Savior shortly after that, and began serving in children’s ministry as a student volunteer. After graduating Burleson High School in 2002, I attended Dallas Baptist University where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Studies in 2007 and then a Master’s Degree in Christian Education in 2012. During that time, I also met my beautiful wife Melanie while we were serving as children’s ministry interns. We were married in December 2013. The Lord blessed us with an amazing daughter named Huxleigh in 2015 who can best be described as a sour patch kid – sour and sweet. I love spending time with my girls, watching movies, collecting Star Wars and Mickey Mouse memorabilia, and teaching kids about the love of Jesus!
What I love most about ACF is that from the very beginning, everyone has made us feel so welcomed and have shown the love of Jesus in a real authentic way. Immediately, we felt like part of the ACF family!
I am a homegrown, born and raised Texan. After high school, and 6 months in the mission field in Nairobi Kenya, I married my high school sweetheart Michaela in 2014. We have 4 beautiful knuckleheads of a family (Lukas, Aiden, Matthew, and Benjamin). Yes, they spell LAMB, as they are the flock we have been entrusted with. We have served in youth ministry since 2012, and have been a part of ACF since 2018. My biggest hobby is either watching football (Go Saints!) or playing video games. I joke with my friends and family that I am called to youth ministry as I never learned how to grow up.
I find rest, and I recharge in the fellowship of many people, and have found a home at ACF as the church values an authentic community. It is an honor to serve and lead the next generation of leaders. I cannot wait to see what the Lord has in store for this ministry, this church, and the Alliance corridor.
SENIOR ADULTS PASTOR
My family and I have been blessed to be involved with ACF for most of the last decade. My wife, Katie, and I have three children – Cole, Ella, and Ardyn. Each one of our kids have been engaged in Awana and/or Student Ministry over the years. As a family, we have served the Discovery Village Senior Living Community since 2018, growing in fellowship and love for our ACF members located in that community. We have lived in the DFW area for the last 20 years or so. I am a proud graduate of The University of Oklahoma – BOOMER – and Liberty University – Go Flames! I also serve in the Texas Air National Guard as a Chaplain and I absolutely love it! My family and I are excited to serve the ACF family!
To me, ACF has been a mirror image of the Acts 2:42 church. I have been able to share burdens and joys with many in this authentic community of believers who love Jesus and who engage in loving and serving others!
I grew up the youngest of 4 and the only girl, so you could say I learned to hold my own in the house and on the sports fields! In 1997 I said “I do” to my highschool sweetheart, Scott. We have 3 kids: Paxton, Savannah and Phoenix. Our roots are in Irving Texas where we both grew up and started our life together. We have many fond memories and lasting friendships from our church in Irving, so when God brought us to ACF in 2014 we weren’t sure what was in store. We quickly realized it was the place where our family could get connected and grow spiritually.
Our family has been deeply impacted by the resources, people, support and prayers that came through ministries from being connected in church. This personal experience has given me a passion for serving here at ACF and in the community. Encouraging others to connect, use their gifts for the glory of God and disciple one another brings me great joy! I deeply appreciate the personal investment that occurs through discipleship and believe it is important to our faith walk.
FIRST FLIGHT PRESCHOOL
FIRST FLIGHT PRESCHOOL
ACF KIDS DIRECTOR
PASTORAL ADMINISTRATOR & CONNECTIONS
COMMUNITY IMPACT DIRECTOR