I was a United Methodist pastor for twelve years. During each of those years I wrestled with how I fit into a denomination that was straying further and further away from a traditional understanding of God and the Church. I left the UMC and joined the Free Methodist Church. During this pilgrimage, I graduated Asbury Theological Seminary with my Master of Divinity degree, earned a PhD in historical theology focusing on the early American Methodists and their understanding of Holy Communion, and another Master’s degree in Early Christian spirituality, discipleship and theology.
I consider myself an evangelical with a strong sense of history.