I was born and raised on a farm in Ozark, Missouri. I grew up in a small country church of around 20 people, at least 9 of which I was related to in some way or another. I got saved while I attended that little country church at the age of 7 years old and was baptized in the bull creek, just down the road a few months later. As I got older, I developed an interest in music. My interest in music eventually landed me a scholarship after high school and lead to college in McKenzie, TN at Bethel University. I sang for a Gospel Choir and a Gospel Quartet whilst attending Bethel University and in these vocal programs is where I met my wife, Autumn Hilton. After graduating with my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration Management I still had the desire to pursue a job in the music industry. The Lord led me to sing Baritone for a Gospel group entitled “New Legacy Project.” I spent over 3 years on the road with this group, singing and touring all over the country and singing over 200 days a year. Towards the end of my touring days, I got married to my wife Autumn and moved to Nashville, TN. As one can imagine, it was difficult being newly married and traveling 200 days a year apart from your spouse. So, the Lord led me back home to be a husband, but at the same time, He placed a calling on my life to work in church ministry as a Student Pastor. I was a student pastor for almost two years, most of which was during the coronavirus pandemic. It was in eye-opening and learning experience. I still have a heart for students and families, especially in the Old Hickory, Hermitage, and Donelson communities. Through my short time in student ministry, I found that I have the ability to manage projects, both big and small, effectively and efficiently. This led me to my Office Administration position here at New Hope. I will always have a heart for the Gospel and sharing it with others and I will do whatever the Lord would have me do in order to see Hermitage become like heaven. 
 
Family
Wife: Autumn Hilton (Married June 16, 2018)
 
Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration Management
Bethel University, McKenzie, TN
Graduated 2015