Pastor Rod had been a teacher and coach his entire adult life. He started teaching high school science after graduating from college with a degree in Biology. Being a high school and college athlete himself, he coached football, wrestling, and track throughout his teaching career.
Pastor Rod came to know Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior in 2001 after nearly destroying his life with alcohol and infidelity. God miraculously restored his marriage and gave him a new life.
Pastor Rod was now a fully committed follower of Jesus Christ. It didn’t take long for the Lord to begin using his new found passion for the Bible in conjunction with his teaching gifts.
In 2002, he began to lead his first Bible study. He has been teaching and leading study groups/classes ever since. His desire to become a better Bible study teacher led him back to school, this time as a student.
He began taking classes at Liberty University Theological Seminary as he obeyed God’s calling toward full-time ministry work. God was preparing his to stop teaching biology and start teaching God’s Word, to stop coaching boys and start coaching men.
In addition, Pastor Rod is committed to ministering to men struggling with addiction. He’s determined to help men from all walks of life stop their destructive tendencies!
He began work on a master’s degree from Liberty University in preparation to transition from public education to public ministry. In 2013, Rod graduated with a seminary master’s degree in Christian Leadership from Liberty University, retired from teaching, and was ordained as a Discipleship Pastor.
Pastor Rod and his wife have been married for over 30 years and have 3 awesome children. In his free time, he enjoys long walks with his dog and babysitting his grandchildren.