God has used the last 5 1/2 years at Crossings to prepare us for our next chapter in student ministry. While we have loved our time at Crossings, we cannot wait to invest in the students and families at Lone Oak FBC. God’s call on my life and my passion for student ministry has lead us to make this decision. God made it clear earlier this year that my time at Crossings was coming to an end. While we didn’t know where or what He was leading us toward, we knew He was leading us away from Crossings. In a step of faith we began the job search process. Through prayer and reading God’s Word, He made it clear that He was leading us back into the church. At Crossings my primary responsibility has been to minister to students through our summer staff and the various programs and resources that I helped to develop. My connection was on a one week basis connected only through the churches student pastor or group leader. God was giving me the desire to invest long-term. As the student pastor at Lone Oak FBC, I will get the opportunity to walk through life with students and families on a long-term basis, something I have truly missed.
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him,and he will make straight your paths.
4 Delight yourself in the Lord,and he will give you the desires of your heart.
I surrendered to the call to ministry when I was 18 years old at a church camp (Centrifuge) in Jackson, TN. At that point I had no clue how the Lord was going to use someone like me in student ministry. I held on to these two verses as Christ begin to do a new work in my heart and in my life. It has been an incredible journey to see how God has personally directed my path and given me the desires of my heart. He has given me a passion for student ministry and I am excited to be used for His glory.