Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
When I was in second grade I informed my parents that I was going to be a pastor. Over the years I was also going to be a Coast Guard helicopter pilot, a paramedic, race sailboats, and a lawyer, among other careers. But God had other plans for me. Through it all He was acting in my life to keep me in His church. From youth groups as a child, to Bible studies and fellowship, the church has always been the most important part of my life spiritually and culturally.
Being a member of Faith Lutheran for the last 30 years has been very formative in my life, my wife and I were married here in 1990, and helping out at church has always been a priority in our lives. When the opportunity presented itself to be a pastor, and be a pastor here - it was a dream come true. I feel that God has been leading me to this place in this time my entire life.
Faith Lutheran is a Church that offers many rich and varied experiences and resources to the members and the community; wonderful worship services, music programs, a christian preschool that provides excellence in education as well as the opportunity to know their Father in heaven, great friends and fellowship, Youth groups that are active in helping the under served and sometimes forgotten individual, and so much more! This place cares about people, you can feel it everywhere, and I am blessed to be a part of that.
"I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes."
Growing up I was blessed to live in a home where God's Word was at the forefront of our lives. Jesus was at the center of our decisions, the hope through our hard times, and the joy in living each day. We knew that Jesus Christ was active in our lives and not just a "story" or a Sunday "obligation." I've always felt a desire to take what God has given me and pass it on to others. When it came time to get serious about where life was going to take me I knew it had to be in sharing Christ with other people on a regular basis. When I attended college and seminary that desire to share and teach grew more and more. I can honestly say that in the years I have served as a pastor there is nothing better than being a firsthand witness to someone growing in their faith. There are many times I stand in awe that God lets me be a part of what He is doing in the lives of other people.
When you look around Faith you see young and old worshipping and serving together with joy and excitement. There's a passion to grow deeper in God's Word and apply it to real life which is seen in worship, Bible study, youth groups, and our preschool. With two children of my own it is exciting to know they attend a great christian preschool in Vista which will help shape their faith and life. I am excited to be a part of Lambs of Faith Lutheran Preschool.
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