I was born and raised as a Catholic throughout my childhood and early adult life, under the teachings of the Jesuit Society of the Catholic Church. During those times, I thought that I was a good person and, because of the good things I did, I felt it was enough for me to go to heaven. When I was 22 years old, I started to have questions about my Catholic faith and was invited by a friend to attend a charismatic Christian church. It was there that I made a profession of my “newfound faith” and left the Catholic Church. However, little did I know that for the next 14 years that I was professing to be a Christian, I was a “false convert” (Matthew 7:21-23).
God used my wife to draw me to Him as I realized that, from God’s perspective, I am a wretched sinner desperately needing Jesus Christ to save me from my sins. At that time, I fully understood the gospel and what Christ did on the cross was sufficient to save me. Salvation has nothing to do with me or anything that I do but I am saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone (Ephesians 2:8-9). I am thankful to God for giving me a heart of compassion for the lost. It is a privilege to be a slave of Christ knowing that I’ve been bought by His precious blood. It is my desire that God will continue to use me for His purpose and glory of sharing the gospel to a lost and dying world.
Lastly, I praise God for giving me a godly wife, Christine, and for blessing us with 3 beautiful daughters, Kayla, Robyn, and Zoe. I have worked in pharmaceutical sales since 1995 and am a graduate of FBC’s Training Center.