Praise God for who He is, what He's done & is going to do.
Designed to meet your spiritual and social needs.
6th-8th graders belonging to a community loving out loud.
Find life in Christ through whatever you're facing.
Laying a spiritual foundation for babies & preschoolers.
9th-12th graders impacting our world through One voice.
Focused training for a specific issue or stage of life.
Believers' covenant in Christ sharing a common vision.
Where the Bible comes to life for elementary kids.
Men, huddle up & be equipped to lead life's adventure!
The joy in serving God & others...can you feel it?
Discover the Bible's relevance ...in conversation with others.
Where elementary kids & their parents learn together.
Women, inhale & then exhale...this is for you.
Tuesday morning Bible study groups for women.
Dedicated to love every child with special needs.
Dig deeper into the story of the Bible.
Because great marriages don't just happen.
(worship is offered on Saturday at 4:45p for volunteers) *Traducción al Español **Tradução para o Português
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Hometown: Born in Kansas City, MO - raised in northern Arizona
My Spiritual Journey:
I grew up as a church-going “good boy”, achieved Eagle Scout and graduated in the top of my class. At 15, I started leading a double life – “good kid” exterior, but covering a rebellious and self-centered heart. The consequences of my sin hit me hard as a freshman at Arizona State University. But beyond the judgement I feared, to my utter surprise, God hit me even harder with His mercy, grace and love. Love like this is worth my life!
How I Ended Up at UBC:
I was humbled and privileged to be called to UBC in 1993. Though I had long admired UBC’s creative ministries of outreach and love, I never dreamed I would one day have the opportunity of serving here. Today, I am more excited than ever to be a part of such a vibrant community of Christ’s love in such a fascinating international city.
What I do:
My top goals are:
1. Make JESUS happy!
2. Steward myself to maximum health – spiritually, physically, emotionally, mentally & relationally.
3. Guard and guide our staff & people to “find your place and do your part” to advance Christ’s kingdom
4. Love, lead and feed our people through messages from God’s living Word for life-change in Christ.
Dream for UBC:
To become all God wants us to be, making the most of the time, place, relationships and opportunities He grants us by His grace. To know Him and make Him known as we trust Him together.
What I love about UBC: How much it feels like home to so many people from so many places as together we become all God wants us to be - a taste of heaven on earth.
Before UBC I was....
pastor of an inner-city church in Little Rock, Arkansas for 10 years. This church was also a creative, daring, multi-racial, Christian community of grace and truth in the heart of the city with a heart for the world.
I love eating all kinds of food. I enjoy all kinds of music (with 5000 songs on my ipod). I have fun going to movies and riding my Harley. I also like to play piano, guitar, trumpet & fluglehorn. And, when presented with the opportunity, have been known to free dive and hunt fish with an Hawaiian sling.
Favorite Bible Verse: 1 Peter 5:10 & 1 Corinthians 15:10
Favorite TV Shows:
Prison Break, Band of Brothers, BBC Rumpole of the Bailey, BBC World News
On my iPod (if you have one):
Songs from countries all over the world • in all different languages & genres • country music, hymns, rock, hip-hop funk, jazz, blues, classical & I’m a Larry Norman collector.Favorite Movies:
Braveheart, Gladiator, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Notebook, Nacho Libre
Dale Bruner’s commentary on Matthew
Books everybody should read at least once – (that I tend to reread from time to time)
Miami Restaurants: Chicken Francese at D'Napoli in Sunniland, Caesar Salad with Grilled Shrimp at Titanic by UM, Mexican Food at Rosita's on Palm in Florida City, The Volcano Roll at Sakura on 124th St and US1, Pork Chunks at Versailles on Calle Ocho, Vaca Frita at Havana Harry's on LeJeune (Beef or Chicken), Beef Stroganoff at Flemings by the Falls, Veal Weinerschnitzel at Heidi's on Red Rd, Breakfast at Wagon's West Suniland (Cakes and eggs)
Vacation Spot: Bahamas, Missouri, Europe, San Francisco, Most ANYWHERE with my family!
American Indian nannies helped raise me. Their names & tribes were:
Eula Susunkewah – Hopi
Alta Smith – Navajo
Susi Wolf – Apache
Vida Chase Yazee – Navajo