Father of 8. Husband of 1.
Follower of Jesus. Committed to revolution.
National Director, Ekklesia Prayer Community.
Author of the acclaimed fantasy series,
The Legends of Karac Tor.
WHAT I DO I’ve worn a number of hats in my day. I worked in radio until I couldn’t stand it any longer (3 months), ran my own marketing company out of my home, and also founded, served and, ultimately, failed at pastoring a church. (Actually, it’s easier than you think). I’ve worked in New Product Development, have my name on two patents, and authored an epic fantasy series (see above, or check ‘em out at Amazon). Currently, I’m serving as national director for a movement of contending houses of prayer called Ekklesia Prayer Community. We’re seeking to build sustainable communities of prayer built around families with a focus on grace, identity and sonship, all while contending for real and dramatic transformation in our cities, nation and across the earth.
WHO I AM To a certain degree, my life has been shaped mostly by loss: losing my wife to cancer, lost friends, lost time, lost opportunities, etc. In the midst of it all, I’m still practicing what Eugene Peterson called a “long obedience in the same direction,” which means, thankfully, that I’ve quit trying to explain my life or to understand certain events—I simply trust Rom. 8:28. It is what it is, God is good, and grace is real. When my wife passed away, I had four sons under age eleven. When I remarried, it was to beautiful widow with four children of her own, so now we have eight! I write about a variety of topics: faith, prayer, discipleship, failure, hope, family, imagination, and ekklesia (a word we’ve mistranslated for 400 years as “church.”) I’m keenly interested in seeing radical movements of prayer spring up across the nation and world, grounded in a true revelation of Christ and the righteousness He gives, which in turn produces a true identity as sons and daughters of a loving Father. In all this, at all times, above and beneath all, remains the mystery of grace.