I'm a worship leader, teacher, musician, skateboarder, scientist, and son of God.
I play a few instruments (upright bass, trumpet, guitar) and I love to write songs and spend time outside.
I was born in 1986 in Indianapolis, IN. I grew up in the church and ended up learning a lot about Jesus but never knew Him personally until my freshman year at Purdue University.
The first week of classes I told Him that something needed to change between us. I was prepared to throw my life away into an endless spiral of alcohol, drugs, and sex... unless He could reveal Himself to me and show me something to live for.
Words fall short to describe what happened in that moment but I could honestly sense that He cared about me. I experienced His love and grace in an inexpressible way and I have never been the same! I started living life with the Holy Spirit and earnestly reading the Bible.
After three years in college I had been double majoring in French and Biophysics because I wanted to teach science at a French university. In the summer of 2007 a professor from France came and visited me at Purdue.
I was filling out the paperwork after he had left and I heard a voice say, "Walk away." I looked up and no one was there. "Walk away", he said again. I knew the Holy Spirit was telling me not to pursue that career any longer, so I immediately ripped all the sheets in half and threw them away. I had no idea what I would do instead; all I knew is that I had clearly heard that that was not the right path for me.
Later that summer I was on a mission trip in Jamaica and I began playing guitar and leading worship. My spirit came alive and the floodgates of my soul flung wide open when I began to play and sing--this was what I was created for!
I began leading worship at my college church and in the fall of 2008 I graduated with a Chemistry degree. It wasn't long after that that I met the girl who would became my wife and I accepted a staff position at a new church plant in Indianapolis as the worship pastor. I also began teaching high school science. During this season I began writing songs for the church I was leading and started the band "augustus" in 2012.
After five years as a worship pastor my wife and I moved to Memphis, TN for a short period of time and we now live in Chattanooga.
I continue to lead worship, write music, and speak on spiritual matters. I love investing in worship leaders and teaching them how to be servant leaders and instructing them in all that Jesus taught. My life has been radically transformed by Jesus and I want to be excellent in communicating the Gospel with my entire life.