I grew up here in Lubbock, Texas where I graduate from Lubbock Christian High School in 2000. While I was at Texas A&M University, I became involved with the Aggies for Christ (associated with A&M Church of Christ), where I developed a passion for international missions. After graduating, I worked with a church planting team in Chiang Mai Thailand, until I returned to the U.S. to begin masters work at Abilene Christian University. While working towards my M. Div. and M. A. at Abilene, I was the preaching minister at Oplin Church of Christ, from 2007-2013. Following my graduation from ACU, I was accepted into the Boston University School of Theology where I earned my Ph.D. in the history of Christianity and World Christianity. I joined the faculty at LCU in the Fall of 2019.
My research interests include the history of Christianity, World Christianity, missions history, American Christianity, the Stone-Campbell Movement, and the history of women in Christian history. I enjoy spending most of my my free time with my wife, Vanessa, and two sons, Van (3) and Abe (6 months).