Tell us a little about yourself:
I grew up in Shelbyville,TN and moved to Nashville shortly after I graduated to attend college at Lipscomb Univ. My first stint at Lipscomb was cut short to pursue my dreams in music and I proceeded to tour the world singing and leading worship for the next decade of my life. Once back at school (and still leading worship as a weekend warrior) I met my wife, Vicki, and now get to share the stage with her leading people in worship every single Sunday. I LOVE IT! We’re going on 15 years of marriage and have an 11yr old daughter, Genesis, and 8yr old son, Graham. We love the stage of life we’re in right now!
What most excites you about Well House Church?
The ability to dream. Well House is a place where everyone is encouraged to dream big with us! We are so excited about creating new ways to get out into the community and we know that can’t come from just us! At Well House, everyone has an equal opportunity to be hands on in the process of making our church unique and genuine from the get-go. We want to err on the side of inclusivity and want everyone to feel welcome. That makes it a little scary not knowing exactly what’s next, but there is a true excitement that accompanies it as well! This has been the most rewarding and freeing season of my ministry and I know that’s because we’re counting on God to direct every step this church takes.
What hobbies/activities/events give you life?
All things coffee. I could talk great coffee all day long. I like to joke I’m not a Christian before 9 am (or once it gets into my veins) and I’m so happy we live in a city that has great coffee around every corner. Second… Food. My wife and I are self proclaimed “foodies” and love trying out new restaurants (which Nashville has a TON of)! Next…. Music is something I couldn’t live without. Playing, singing, creating, and writing it. I’m artistic to the core and music is the best way for me to communicate…worship is monumental in that. I like playing games of all kinds whether card and board games with friends or video games with the kids. A night spent doing that is the BEST way to get to know people and usually consists of a ton of laughter!
Share with us your favorite scripture/story from scripture:
I love the picture that Zephaniah 3:17 paints…God singing over us. It shows that God is in community with us and doesn’t just rejoice in our singing to Him – but responds to us the same way! Singing over us! I mean, can you imagine what God’s voice sounds like?!? (I like to imagine it’s like Brian McKnight or perhaps he does funky Take 6 chords all on his own, no other singers)
Share with us some favorites:
Favorite Movies: “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”, all the Marvel Universe movies, and pretty much everything Christpher Nolan or J.J. Abrams directs.
Favorite Food: Anything with avocado or guacamole on it.
Favorite Authors: Eugene Peterson, N.T. Wright, Scot McKnight, J.K. Rowling, Barbara Brown Taylor, and Stephen King .
Favorite Artists: Chris Stapleton, U2, Johnnyswim, Norah Jones, Hillsong, Bethel worship, Elevation Worship, Pentatonix, and Nickel Creek.
Give us one “fun fact”:
My first real concert was Vanilla Ice. I know all the words to “Ice, Ice Baby” and HAVE performed it…at a church function.