One of the greatest blessings God gave me was the privilege of growing up in a Christian home where I was taught the truths of His Word from an early age. When I was six, I received Christ as my Savior after family devotions one night. I realized that I had sinned against God and needed His forgiveness, and that only Jesus Christ could save me from my sin. I was soon baptized by immersion at my home church, Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church.
Upon graduating high school, I entered the university seeking a secular degree, but God began to work on my heart about knowing Him more and living a Christian life that would not be wasted. I began to read my Bible more and pray. As I was reading Shadow of the Almighty, a book about missionary martyr Jim Elliot, along with my Bible, I knew God was calling me to missions. I knew He was telling me to do something with my life that would have an eternal impact. I had wanted to be President of the United States, but He worked in my life so heavily I couldn’t help but surrender to Him. I left the university and proceeded to study at Crown College in Powell, Tennessee, before graduating with a degree in Missions in 2016.
After graduation, I came back to my home church and helped start a Spanish ministry there until August of 2017, when God opened the door for me to go to Santiago, Chile, for six months on a missionary internship. I got to visit other countries as well, but it was while in Chile that I knew God wanted me to return to this country with the gospel. He knit my heart with the hearts of the Chileans in such a way that I cannot describe.
Upon returning to America, I went to Georgia to join myself with Vision Baptist Missions and met my wife, Leslie. She had grown up in a Christian home, was saved as an eight-year-old girl, and was studying at the Our Generation Training Center to be a missionary. She had wanted to be a missionary ever since she was thirteen. As we were getting to know one another, she said, “I’ll go anywhere my husband goes, but if I could choose, I would go to a Spanish-speaking country because I love the culture in those countries.” It turns out I had the perfect country for her! We united in marriage in January of 2019 and are loving serving the Lord together on deputation.
God has given us a great burden and love for Chile that we cannot explain. We are so excited to go to Chile, plant churches, and train other men and women to fulfill the Great Commission as well. We pray you’ll consider partnering with us.