WELCOME TO THE GROVE
To glorify God by reaching the lost or marginalized in our community with the love of Jesus, growing in relationship with God and each other through Biblical teaching, fellowship, prayer, and action.
I was raised on a farm in Michigan, with two brothers, by two awesome parents who taught me all the necessities of life and gave me just enough rope to hang myself every once in a while. This made for great life lessons. In 1982 I joined the Navy and served 24 years onboard 4 different submarines and 3 shore commands. I retired in 2006 as a Master Chief. I met the love of my life, Jody, on a blind date and we were married in 1986.
We raised 3 great kids and now have 4 grandsons. After my retirement from the Navy, I worked in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry for 7 years before I was called to ministry. In December 2012 while I was looking for a church that could answer the questions about the call on my life, Jody and I found Revelation Church in CT.
I matured there as a follower of Jesus and started my Pastoral training. I served on staff there for over 6 years as Executive Pastor and as a Campus Pastor. I have a heart for the lost and a desire to share Jesus with everyone. I love developing leaders and seeing followers of Christ fulfill the call God has placed in each of us. I was called here to Saratoga Springs to do just that.