These students were just finishing 7th grade when Ashley and I arrived back in Florence.  They were young, full of life and excited about being brand new members of the Crash Student Ministry at Ebenezer.  Now they’re walking across the stage graduating from High School.  We’re proud of all sixteen of you and pray for you as you step into the next chapter of your life.  Always remember the words I shared with you today from Proverbs 19:20-21.  Many will offer you advice and you will have lots of plans.  But in the end…only the purposes of the Lord will prevail.  Let it be JESUS that you run after as you head into the future He has for you Class of 2018.

Crash Album Release

IMG_3323I love seeing students worship the Lord.  Though I never pursued becoming a worship leader as a full-time ministry, I’ve always loved using my music background from high school and college to help fill needs in ministries where I’ve served.  One of the most fun parts of teaching students to lead worship is helping them record songs.  There is just something about recording music that helps them listen to each other better and work as a team to create great music.  The Crash Band album that we recorded this Christmas is the third worship album I’ve helped students produce and the first for Ebenezer.

At Christmas, twelve of us (both current and former band members) gathered in the old Youth House at Ebenezer to record five of our favorite songs.  I’m very grateful to the band, the church and to Mckelvie Wilder (our sound engineer) for making it possible to record, produce and duplicate this album.  These are cover songs – they are not our original material.  You can listen to them below, but you cannot save them to your devices.  We have paid for the licensing rights to make limited copies and we have those CD’s for sale in the Church Office.  Please consider buying a copy for $10.  All proceeds go to support the Youth Ministry of Ebenezer.


Holy Spirit


Here’s My Heart

Death Was Arrested

With Everything

It’s hard to believe that it has been three months since mom went to be with Jesus.  This will be our first Christmas without her and we miss her dearly.  Lately I’ve been looking through old pictures to create this video to help our family remember and celebrate her life.  These pictures are some of our favorites and the music used on the video is from the audio at her funeral service.  We hope you enjoy these great memories of a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, mom, nana and friend.  We love you mom.