I was born and raised in Texas, and became a Christian early in life. Even though I am far from perfect I am fully alive in Christ. I was once dead in sin, and now I live in the newness of life with Jesus.
God called me into ministry and I responded by laying down my wants and dreams to pursue what he had for me. In dying to myself I’ve found more joy, freedom, fulfillment, and peace than I would’ve ever had if I had my own way. Declaring death to life was the most life-changing thing I’ve ever done. My calling, passion, and desire is to help others move from death into eternal life by declaring death to this earthly life just as God has done with me.
My family and I currently live in Springfield, Missouri where I serve as one of the pastors of Redeemer Church.
I like hot black coffee, deep theology, dry humor, learning about history, reading (especially the Bible), hunting, fishing, west Texas sunsets, cold weather, snow-capped mountains, and leading my family. My favorite authors are: D.A. Carson, John Piper, Mark Driscoll, David Powlison, R.C. Sproul, John Owen, Jonathan Edwards, C.H. Spurgeon, and Mark Twain.
I’ve been called husband, father, son, brother, uncle, teacher, student, pastor, leader, sinner, and Christ-follower. My name is Nathan. Feel free to call me whatever you like.