In the spring of 2000 God brought a group of 30 of us together to plant SouthWest Community Church. This was an amazing journey as God grew this young church, saving people and building them up in their faith. Then in the spring of 2006 God led us to transition SouthWest to become Redemption Bible Chapel of London and our journey as Redemption has been nothing short of amazing. We love being a part of the Great Commission Collective family and seeing God at work in and through the ministry of Redemption.
My wife, Cindy and I were married in 1979 and we have five children, two sons-in-law and three daughters-in-law, and 17 grandchildren. We are so thankful for each one and overwhelmed at God’s grace that all of the adults love and serve Christ and the children are being taught God’s Word as they grow.
My initial training was as a computer programmer and system design analyst through Fanshawe College and I worked for London Life Insurance Company, in total, for about 18 years. I also have a Master of Divinity degree from The Master’s Seminary in Los Angles California. It was such a blessing to attend this school (1988-92) and to spend four years serving and attending Grace Community Church sitting under Dr. John MacArthur’s ministry. In 2012 I began working on my Doctor of Ministry degree at Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky and received my D.Min in expository preaching in the spring of 2017.
Ephesians 1:17-19 is my prayer for everyone at Redemption and beyond, “ that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him,  having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,  and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe”.