FOUNDING PASTOR | ELDER
The mission of my life is to make disciples, equipping others to know Jesus and proclaim Him. I married Meredith in 2008 and together we have four kids: Gideon, Elyse, Chandler-Grace, and Jenny.
I came to know Jesus at an early age through my parents who are consistent members of their local church. Though I confessed to know Him, eventually my allegiance grew fickle and I wandered away from Jesus' church. After ten years of folly by my own hand, Jesus interrupted my life plans in a way that was unforeseen, powerful, and full of the kind of comfort, purpose, and confidence that can hold a man above water through the storms of life. That was 2004 and by God's grace I’ve been following His lead since. I’ve started and operated small businesses and I’ve served in both paid and unpaid pastoral ministry. In 2015 I completed a two-year pastoral training residency through Soma Communities in Spokane, WA. Additionally, I completed Acts 29's intensive pastor's school. Both of which gave me a solid foundation to begin the work of planting All of Life Church in March 2015. Our official launch was October 25, 2015. By God's grace we continue to gain momentum.
For fun, I love to spend time with my family, with friends around a table, and with good books.
ELDERS & PASTORS
As a new church we have not yet commissioned elders/pastors from among us. We do have an outside board of elder-qualified men who are presently leading their own churches. They deeply love our church and are invested in our well-being. They are in ongoing relationship with Jared Lyda and are overseeing the affairs of our church for accountability, longevity, and health.