I gave my life to Christ in 1979 while I was a student at Michigan State University. I completed my bachelor’s degree in Education that same year and got significantly involved with Great Commission Ministries at MSU. I got married in 1984 to Candi and we started a campus ministry at Eastern Michigan University in 1985. While I was there, I completed a Master’s Degree in counseling, became licensed by the State, and was ordained by The Great Commission Association of Churches (1990).
In 1988 I helped to start Ridgewood Community Church of Wixom as an Associate Pastor, I also opened a church-sponsored counseling center there in 1990. I supplemented my counselor training by attending several workshops at Equipping Ministries International, of Cincinnati, Ohio. It was there that I was trained to be an instructor for “Listening For Heaven’s Sake”, which is a communication skills workshop, since then I have taught this several times to church groups, couples, and individuals. I was also trained in Inner Healing Prayer in 2002, and have since ministered thousands of hours and mentored many others who have developed Inner Healing Prayer ministries at churches in Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Virginia, and Florida.
I have also presented seminars on counseling issues and Inner Healing Prayer at Faithwalkers Conferences and at annual Pastor’s Conferences, both sponsored by The Great Commission Association of Churches where I have served as a Pastor and Licensed Counselor for over two decades.
More recently, I have served on the board of Edge Venture, a Men’ Christian ministry and I have partnered with fellow board member, Tim Broe, to present a marriage workshop/seminar. It is designed to help couples to face the challenges/barriers in their relationship by focusing on honest and authentic communication.
I feel privileged to be a part of what God is doing to set people free from their struggles. It is truly a blessing to see what happens when people allow Him to renew their minds and experience transformed lives through Inner Healing Prayer. Working with men and their particular issues, and having the opportunity to help couples is both challenging and rewarding.