I was born and raised in Victoria, Texas. I met my wife Cherylnn at Texas A&M University and we married and graduated in 1997. I also graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with masters degrees in Christian Education and Marriage and Family Counseling. While in seminary I founded a ministry called Experience Excellence which currently reaches people for Christ through Man to Man Ministries, Son Valley Ranch, Family Outdoor Expo, LegacyHunts, and numerous outreach events and discipleship programs. In 2013, I led the charge to plant this church, known as Sportsman's Church, and have the honor to be the lead pastor. Cherylnn and I have 3 kids: Allen Ridge, Bailey Renee, and Casey Rose and spend our free time in boats and deer blinds. We are blessed to walk through life with you!
"I don't mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us." - Philippians 3:12-14