Planting in Spring 2023
Who are you personally?
My wife Christie and I have three daughters: Grace, Abby and Ellie. I’m a native New Englander. My hometown is Pepperell, MA. I came to know Jesus when I was about 13 years old through the ministry of a small church plant that started up in my neighbor- hood. In God’s kindness, that church is where I currently have the privilege of pastoring. When I’m not spending time with my family or doing ministry I like to get out on my mountain bike or go for a hike.
Who are you pastorally?
I graduated with an M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 2017 and have been serving full-time at Pepperell Christian Fellowship (PCF) since then as the Associate Pastor. Prior to that I had served as an Elder and also as a part-time Associate Pastor while I was attending seminary. Most recently I have completed a year long church planting apprenticeship with the Acts 29 Rural Collective.
Why Townsend, MA?
God gave our church a ten-year vision in 2015 that included planting a church in a local town in our region. Over the past two years, God has made my call to church planting clearer. My wife and I had resolved to go wherever the Lord would send us to plant and, ironically, he has been making it clear that we are to stay and plant in Townsend, MA. Townsend is a town of about 9,500 people and like most of the little towns in New England, has a deep need for the light of the gospel.