I am currently teaching and coaching in East County. I am the retired senior pastor of Community Covenant Church in El Cajon, California, as pastor for 18 years and founding member for 29 years. Prior to that, I was a high school teacher and an Area Director for Young Life. I've been married for 27 years and have three grown children.
I love the ocean, surfing, tennis, and any water sports. I listen to ESPN radio, music from the 60’s and 70’s, and I love movies.
Foundation of faith
I'm an ordained minister, with a B.A, a Master of Arts in New Testament a second Master of Divinity degree, a Teaching Credential, and am certificated in Spiritual Direction.
I believe that God created the idea of two people committing to a lifetime love relationship. That comes with many ups and downs; bumps and bruises. Sometimes there isn’t enough love within each person to sustain that relationship, so I believe that a marriage relationship, with God in middle of it, has an even greater chance for an ever-deepening, growing partnership that will last for the long haul.
But, I will not push the “God-thing” on you. It is up to the couple how much of any faith expression is desired. I will be sensitive to where you're at and design the wedding according to your wishes.