I am senior pastor at Fall Creek Wesleyan Church, a thriving, missional congregation in Fishers, Ind., the fastest-growing suburb of Indianapolis and one of the fastest-growing communities in America.

My aim is to help you succeed at Christian life and leadership in one of the most challenging contexts for authentic faith—the American suburb.

If you are a pastor, church leader, or layperson who is serious about living like Jesus, this blog is for you.

I believe we all become stronger when we learn from one another, so I hope you’ll become a frequent commenter. I look forward to interacting with you.

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Here’s  how you can contact me. I’m happy to interact on blog topics as time permits, and always welcome prayer requests.

Some of My Most-Read Posts

Free Retreats and Vacations for Pastors

How to Be Humble: 7 Disciplines You Can Practice Almost Every Day

4 Types of Preachers: Which Style Are You

How to Read Scripture Aloud

4 Things Your Church Must Learn from the Super Bowl Fail

7 Questions Every Couple Must Answer before They Say ‘I Do’

How to Involve Children in Christmas Eve Worship (Without Losing Adults)

Why Christians Attend Church

Things that Aren’t in the Bible (Even though You Think They Are)

Twelve (Unspectacular) Works of the Holy Spirit

My Biography

I have been in ministry for nearly all of my adult life, serving as a pastor for nearly 20 years and as editorial director at Wesleyan Publishing House for seven.

Currently I am senior pastor at Fall Creek Wesleyan Church, where I’m privileged to lead a growing, missional congregation of Christ followers. I believe that Jesus Christ has the power to transform lives, and that’s the focus of my preaching, teaching, and writing.

I am a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div.), where my studies focused on the New Testament. I am now pursuing doctoral studies at the Anderson University School of Theology, a great program that is helping me tackle the challenge of doing evangelism in suburban Indianapolis.

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