Known for his tenure as lead pastor at Crossroads Community Church in Vancouver, Washington. He has served as a church-planter for Calvary church, also, with him having begun three sites.
He graduated from Rutgers University in 1998. He first began his pastoral ministry as a staff member at Calvary Chapel - Marin in 2000.
In March 2011, he had his first book Ahead of the Curve published. He has also preached on the Jesus is Real radio station that has reached more than 40 stations in the United States.
He was born and raised in New Jersey.
He and singer Jeremy Camp are both known for their affiliations with the Calvary Chapel.