I am currently the director of a non-profit youth ministry in Waco, Texas, called KLIFE. Our mission is to bring the content of the Gospel to teenagers through the context of relationships to encourage, challenge, and disciple; rooted in Biblical teaching. I am blessed to serve over 60 college leaders who disciple over 175 middle school and high school students in six different schools around Waco.
Before being hired at KLIFE, I was professionally prepared through interning in the youth ministry of my church, as well as serving at Kanakuk Kamps (a Christian sports camp) during two of my summers in college. My professors in the ministry program, as well as in my courses, were, and still are, critical for my preparation for full-time ministry and becoming the minister I am today. Furthermore, my involvement in Residence Life and the Steering Committee at PBA were tremendous experiences in my preparation for servant leadership.
"Whether you are in ministry, business, teaching... your calling is sacred if you are doing it to serve the Lord."
PBA prepared me in every way. When I look back on my experience at PBA, I can see God intricately moving in every part of my four years there. From my education and campus involvement, to the relationships I was able to build and still maintain today, the Lord has used PBA and my time there more than any other time in my life to mold me into the man I am today.
Yes, about six months into my job I realized that mentorship was missing in my life, so I sought it out. I asked my pastor to mentor me on marriage, ministry, and life. He has played a pivotal role in my life when it comes to strengthening my marriage, having consistent accountability, providing ministry advice, and for sustaining profession growth.