I have lived in Homestead, FL for my entire life. Being a part of this community all these years has been an incredible experience of seeing the growth and transformation that has taken place here. I met my lovely wife here, Vashti Detres for the last 14 years and we have 3 fun and energetic children, Adriana, Andrew, and Ava. We are blessed to have them and thankful the Lord uses them to teach us all about his love and patience.
In my downtime, I love to watch or play basketball with friends. If there is a Heat game on I’m usually watching! Besides basketball, I love the get outside and enjoy God’s handiwork whether it’s on a boat fishing or a long drive to the mountains.
The gospel has wrecked me! In a great way of course. The thought of his sufficient grace of taking my sin and shame and placing it on the cross, in exchange I receive everlasting life, changed everything for me. It changes the way I interact with my wife, raise my kids, engage at my job. Jesus has empowered me to live a life that reflects his grace and mercy towards others in ways I would not if it were not for Him and his sacrifice.
I love serving at Restoration as an elder because it gives me the opportunity to serve and help God’s people follow Jesus with all of their lives. Walking with others during times of celebration or even pain has brought joy to know that I am used by God in the highs and lows of life. I’m grateful for the calling the Lord has placed on my life and I look forward to using my gifts to help equip, train, and encourage the church to use their gifts to honor Christ in all they do.