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Work experience

Dec 1999Present

Courier/Material Handler


Operate heavy equipment to load and unload wide-body aircraft

Pickup and deliver packages (Provide critical customer care by completing parsel delivery and pickup in a time sensitive environment)

Provide leadership on the floor in the station (executing document sort)

Communicate with customers


Aug 2015Dec 2015

Pastoral Resident

Hinson Baptist Church

The pastoral residency afforded me time to watch and be a part of a church revitalization; I was also able to read, reflect, and write on the theology of the church, church polity, and the role of God's word in preaching, teaching, and pastoral ministry. These two components (personal observation, and academic reflection) allowed time to think hard about how this applies to God's church. This ecclesiological boot camp included reading 43  books and articles totaling over 5,000 pages  and writing over 250 pages in application papers. We discussed these papers every Wednesday in order to sharpen and strengthen our thinking.  It required attending all church activities, elder and staff meetings, and service planning meetings. Every week we met with at least two people from the church for lunch or coffee, as well as meeting with a fellow resident and elder for personal accountability.


Youth Pastor & Basketball Coach

Galilee Baptist Church

As youth pastor I oversaw the spiritual growth of the teens of the church by planning, and teaching youth Sunday School, individual discipleship relationships, planning youth activities, and taking teens to summer camp. As basketball coach I ran weekly basketball practices, and was responsible for the well being of 15 teenage boys at all basketball events.


Jan 2011May 2015

Master of Arts in Theological Studies

Erskine Theological Seminary
  • Systematic Theology (Anthropology, Theology Proper, Christology, Soteriology, Ecclesiology,  Eschatology)
  • Church History (Early & Medieval Christianity, Reformation & Modern Church History, History of Christianity in America)
  • Bible Survey
  • Old Testament 1 & 2
  • New Testament 1 & 2
  • Greek (Greek Grammar & Exegesis)
  • Principles of Exegesis
  • Preaching Christ From the Old Testament
  • Christian Ethics
  • Pastoral Theology
  • Westminster Confession of Faith
  • Apologetics
  • Reformed Spirituality

*I received the R.A. King award for outstanding work in the field of Church History

Jun 2007May 2010

Bachelor of Arts in Bible

Bob Jones University



During my time at seminary in South Carolina it was one of the greatest joys of my life to serve Emmanuel Bible Church as a lay elder for over a year.  This included preaching, teaching Family Bible Time (Sunday school), leading corporate prayer times, discipleship, counseling, and general oversight. I was tasked with providing oversight for the children's ministry and leading a team to implement significant changes including restructuring, teacher recruitment and scheduling, and catechism and scripture memory organization due to current needs, growth, and expanding age groups.


  1. Michael Lawrence (Lead Pastor. Hinson Baptist Church. Portland, OR. (202) 997-4957)
  2. Brad Baugham (Lead Pastor. Emmanuel Bible Church. Mauldin, SC. +1 (864) 901-2565)
  3. Chuck Barrett (Assistant Pastor. Wayside Presbyterian Church. Signal Mountain, TN. (864) 640-3076)