O TASTE AND SEE.
Psalm 34 challenges worshipers to taste and see that the Lord is good.
God is always good. The challenge is to find God's goodness with each day that comes.
To stop. To see. To respond.
With every sunrise, every circumstance, and with each passing hour, all of creation declares the glory of God.
The call is to find Christ in all things, and to respond in worship.
Who Am I
I am the Worship Pastor at Gospel City Church in Granger, IN and enjoy serving the Lord along with my family. My wife and best friend, Nicole, and I were married July 28, 2007, both hailing from Pittsburgh, PA. Together, we thankfully and joyfully are parents to two beautiful girls, Reese and Callie, and two rambunctious boys, Blaze and Zion . Together we strive to glorify God in everything. He has blessed us far beyond what we deserve, and for that we worship Him. Some of our favorite things are hanging with family and friends and going to the beach.
In 2005, I accepted God's call on my life. After accepting that call I found myself at Liberty University studying Worship and Music ministry as well as Biblical Studies. Throughout my time there God worked on my heart greatly concerning true, Biblical worship, as well as gave me a passion for a solid theology in our worship. Graduating in December of 2008, God called Nicole and I to South Bend, IN where we currently serve at Gospel City.
I have a heart to see the Church produce passionate, contagious worshipers...Worshipers that are not defined by a certain type of music or confined to a half-hour of singing on Sunday mornings. I have a heart to see the church produce worshipers who realize that "giving worth" to God is an every day, every hour, every moment affair. I have a heart to see the church produce worshipers who find Christ in everything, responding in worship...
With all these desires for the church, they are first desires for my own life. Paul states in 1 Timothy 1:12, "I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service." I praise God daily for His call on my life to His church and I strive to "walk worthy of that calling,"(Eph. 4:1). I long to be a worshiper of spirit and truth (Jn. 4:24), and pray that as He sanctifies me, purifies me, disciplines me, chastens me, and tries me, he would continue to refine me for His glory.
With all that being said, I pray this blog would help you turn to God's Word, stop and notice His mercies and beauty and majesty all around, and help produce a thankful, joyful, steadfast response of worship to our perfect, Holy, Worthy King....JESUS!