I am a worship leader at Newhope Church in Durham, NC. Newhope is a multi-site church, and my home campus is the Garner, NC campus. I’m also an indie musician and home recording/video nerd. Hit up the Music page and the Videos page to listen to the music I write, plus covers of lots of worship songs and some secular stuff.

You might also be interested in visiting the Worship Tutorials section, where I’ve got a growing list of video tutorials and chord charts. I post regularly in the blog section about all sorts of stuff mostly related to worship, recording, and what it’s like to be a not-very-well-known indie artist.

A few more things about me…

  • I’m married to a research scientist named Angela
  • We have 2 cats, Sam and Noi (that’s pronounced NO-E)
  • We live in Durham, North Carolina
  • I’m totally addicted to coffee
  • I was born on August 13, 1979
  • U2 is my all-time favorite band
  • I’m a sucker for Apple products

Some photos for your enjoyment…

My cat Sam:

My cat Noi:

One of my favorite things…

Another one of my favorite things (a Martin D-35)…


Finally, let’s have some fun. I’d like to play a little game with you. I call it “2 Truths and a Lie” (here’s the youth pastor in me…).

It goes like this: I’ll say 3 things about myself. Two of the will be true. One will be a lie. Tell me what you think the lie is in the comments, and I’ll email you and let you know if you got it right. There may or may not be a prize involved.

  1. When I was a little kid, I tricked my younger brother into eating dog food by telling him it was crushed up peanut butter cookies.
  2. I played football in college (linebacker), and my sophomore year I set the school record for the number of tackles in a single game.
  3. When my brother (see number 1) and I were little, we got a Nintendo for Christmas. It took me 5 days to beat Super Mario Brothers.