Having grown up in the Northwest, I have a love for this area and a burden to see churches strengthened in Washington and Oregon.
I accepted Christ in 1995 as a 10 year old boy after attending a vacation Bible school. I was scared of dying and going to hell. My mother shared with me that, because I was a sinner, I needed a Savior. She told me how Christ died for my sins and conquered death through His resurrection. I prayed and received Christ, making Him Lord of my life.
I began ministering as a church musician by playing offertories in church at age 11. I became a full-time church pianist at age 13. During that time, I was receiving training as a classical pianist.
In 2006, the Lord led me Crown College of the Bible in Powell, TN where I graduated with a bachelors degree in Music Ministry. It was there that I met my wife, Candice.
Married in 2010, Candice and I returned to Tennessee where I would teach at Crown College in the music department until June of 2013. I was privileged to teach private lessons, music theory, music composition, music ministry administration, and many other music classes. I also had the opportunity to be interim music director at Temple Baptist Church for Pastor Clarence Sexton.
The Lord has been good to our family. We now have two darling little girls, Madeline and Meg. In June of 2013 we felt God's leading to move back to the Northwest and begin our ministry of helping churches strengthen their music. It is our desire to glorify the Lord by using our gifts and abilities for Him.
I was born on the mission field and spent most of my growing up years in Hungary. In 1998, while on furlough in the States, I became aware of my need of salvation. After struggling with my pride, I talked to my mother about my fears and doubts, and she led me to the Lord. Since that hour, at the age of 11, I have been assured of Christ's atonement for my sins and my home in Heaven.
Music has always been a huge part of who I am. I began to play the piano by ear in my early years and started taking lessons as soon as I was able to, at 10 years old. I praise the Lord for the ability He has given me and the opportunities I have had to glorify Him through music. He has allowed me to study violin and viola, serve as a church musician, and teach private piano lessons.
God led me to Crown College in 2005, and there my music education was greatly expanded. Tyler and I met, and we were drawn together by our mutual interests, chiefly our passion for music. We fell in love, married in 2010, and moved back to Knoxville, TN to serve in Temple Baptist Church and Crown College. God blessed us with two precious daughters, and I am so thankful to be a stay-at-home wife and mother, tending and training our little charges.
Although the Pacific Northwest is largely new and unfamiliar to me personally, I am excited to be here, serving the Lord with my husband and our small family. Together, we look forward to all the Lord has for us!