Pastors have one of the most delightful, stressful, exhilarating, demanding, enjoyable, and challenging careers on the plant.

As a preachers’ kid, a pastor and denominational leader for over 25 years, I know the beauty and burden of this high calling we share.

My goal is to encourage you, pastor, in the weekly grind of leading congregations, writing sermons, comforting the afflicted, and afflicting the comfortable.

Need a Break?

I maintain a listing of free and low-cost retreats and vacations for pastors. Check it out here, and yes, many of them really are free for full-time Christian servants.

Need a Lift?

My weekly blog posts will give you encouragement for ministry and insight into current issues affecting the church. Check out my top-10 posts for pastors in the sidebar to your right.

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My Biography

My life has been a unique blend of local church ministry, writing, and publishing. I served as a pastor and denominational leader for over 25 years and have been writing for publication for even longer. For seven years, I was in-house editorial director at Wesleyan Publishing House where I oversaw all aspects of content creation for a busy publisher focused on the Christian market.

I am a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div.), where my studies were concentrated on the New Testament. I am now pursuing doctoral studies at the Anderson University School of Theology, a great program focused on Christian leadership in a postmodern world.

My wife, Heather, is a best-selling author, teacher, and the love of my life. We have a blended family of six children.