Associate Director of Admissions, DTS-Houston
BA, International Studies, Baylor University, 2010; ThM, Intercultural Ministries, Dallas Theological Seminary, Current Student
Serving with DTS since: Spring 2013
Welcome! Thanks for checking out the website. I’m thrilled that you’re interested in DTS-Houston! As a current ThM student, I understand the questions and concerns that arise as you’re considering seminary study. I’m here to help you think through next steps and make the transition go as smoothly as possible. As I look back on my experience so far, I see how God has provided for my family, sustained me in my studies, and used DTS-Houston as the training ground for a lifetime of ministry. If you have any questions or want to visit the campus, just let me know. I’d love to meet you!
The first feature that attracted me to DTS was the commitment to walk through all 66 books of the Bible. I haven’t discovered other programs out there that go this deep. Many of my professors have been teaching in their fields longer than I’ve been a Christian—and some longer than I’ve been alive—and yet they exude humility. Their love for people and for Scripture is contagious. An aspect about the Houston campus that stands out is the diverse student body that reflects the dynamics of this great city. Students from various ethnicities, ages, denominations, and ministry goals come together for a common purpose. I’m glad to be a part of at a well-established campus that offers the full-spectrum of programs to equip students for ministry in Houston and throughout the world.
I look forward to hearing from you! Please feel free to contact me to schedule a visit and be sure to check out a seminary preview day. Let me know how I can best serve you!
What are your hobbies or outside interests?
Spending time with my wife, Suzanne, playing guitar, and eating good food
What made you decide to go to DTS-Houston?
The students and the curriculum. Some of my friends attended, and they spoke very highly of DTS. After checking out the campus for myself, I realized that I’d have the chance to study all 66 books, learn the biblical languages, take a variety of theology courses, AND take electives in world missions! Yes, please.
What do you do on your day off?
My perfect day off would begin with waking up and spending some quality time with the Lord, then going on an excursion to Starbucks and Guitar Center (they’re right next to each other), a date with my wife, and conclude with a movie marathon…and still manage to get all of my studying done for the week, of course.
What are your favorite foods?
Taste of Texas. If you’re from Houston, enough said. If not, look it up.
What is your favorite television show of all time?
A tie between The Office and Parks and Recreation.
What is your favorite genre of literature?
Let the Nations Be Glad by John Piper. As I read this book for one of my classes, I kept thinking to myself, “How awesome is this? I actually get to read this book for school!”
What is your favorite quote?
“And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” 2 Timothy 2:2
What is your favorite musical artist/group/genre of music?
Many of the modern worship bands that incorporate electric guitar (Hillsong, Passion, etc.). I also enjoy listening to ambient/post-rock artists (All the Bright Lights, Explosions in the Sky, Lowercase Noises). Do YouTube tutorials and guitar pedal demos fit under this question?
Who is the person you admire most and why?
My wife, because she is God-fearing, loving, and ambitious. I have no clue how I snagged such an awesome woman of God!
Who is your favorite Bible character and why?
The Apostle Paul for his faithfulness to proclaim the Word of God at all costs.
If you could have superhero powers, what would they be?
Flight or the ability to be in multiple places at once, such as class and the beach at the same time. I would also like to have the power of super speed—both in running and in reading.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
Ask me in a few months after I go to Australia and New Zealand. :)