I was raised near Vancouver, Canada. I went to Canadian Bible College and Canadian Theological Seminary. While I was a seminary student, I spent two summers in Brooklyn, New York studying urban ministry and doing a practicum at a Salvation Army Corps. During that time I also met my wife, Claudette, and we were married in 1990. Claudette’s education includes a Master of Social Work and she is very active in the life of our church. We began ministry in Fort Lee in 1991 and have been blessed with two children, Jonathan and Elizabeth. In December 2016 I finished a Doctor of Ministry program at Nyack College with a dissertation on the topic of Interracial Marriage. We have been privileged to lead a supportive and loving church. To God be the glory!