[cs_content][cs_element_section _id=”1″ ][cs_element_layout_row _id=”2″ ][cs_element_layout_column _id=”3″ ][cs_element_text _id=”4″ ][cs_element_accordion _id=”5″ ][cs_element_accordion_item _id=”6″ ][cs_element_accordion_item _id=”7″ ][cs_element_accordion_item _id=”8″ ][/cs_element_accordion][/cs_element_layout_column][/cs_element_layout_row][/cs_element_section][/cs_content][cs_content_seo]While I have had many influences in my life here are just a few that shaped who I am and were part of directing my path.

▸ People

My wife Lisa-She helped me understand that Love can be unconditional.
My Mom and Dad-They showed me grace in a world and sometimes church that did not have it.

My best friend Steve-A man who thinks deeply about things and knows more than he lets on.
Doug Berg-A mentor who shaped the way I think about being a disciple.
Garth and Carly Koop-One of the best ministry partners I have ever served with and dear friends.
Bob and Sandra-We have shared a lot of life together and would not still be in ministry without them.
Craig Groeschel-The pastor of Life Church which my family attended for six months when I could not work.  His words brought healing and hope
More to be added.  Think about the people in your life who have influenced you.  Maybe reach out and encourage them today.

▸ Authors

Pete Scazzero-Hearing him at a conference set me on a path to becoming a healthy person who is breaking the power of the past.
Bill Hull-His understanding of disciple-making is inspiring.
Keith Phillips-One small book that impacted so much early on.  I still read it today.
Ken Boa-Shaped my devotional life through scripture
John Lynch-Helped seal my identity in Christ and gave me the freedom to take my mask off.
Timothy Zahn-Purely fictional writer but so creative.
J.R.R Tolkien-Basically was responsible for me becoming a reader.

▸ Orginizations

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