I graduated high school in Fairfield, Texas, where I grew up hunting and playing football and baseball. I went to college at West Point and subsequently served 8 years as a Field Artillery officer in the Army. I was serving at Fort Hood, Texas, when I met my best friend, Rebekah Brown. We married in 2003 and God has since blessed us with 7 children! God used the combat deployments to strengthen our young family and teach us that He will never forsake us. We followed God to Houston, where He eventually called me out of an oil field career to follow Him to become a campus pastor at StoneWater Church.