I am a work in progress, being molded by my Creator (Isaiah 64:8), so likewise this page is a work in progress.
I want to add value to leaders who will multiply value to others. – John C. Maxwell
I had never thought about defining a mission for my own life until I read John C. Maxwell’s book, Leadership Gold. I quoted his mission (after years of refining) above as a reference and to lay out some groundwork for mine. This is my first try at it so I’ll date it and list the revisions below as the years go by:
April 22, 2012: To add value to men who desire to lead their business, families, and others in a manner that honors God.
Before you jump on the sexist train and cry out “What about women?”, this is simply not my mission. I have witnessed so many men that are weakened by the contemporary movements in women’s rights and feminism that my passion lies solely on strengthening men and sharing what I’ve learned about being the leaders that God designed us to be.
I live every day longing to face my Creator and Savior and hear, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” (Matthew 25:21)
My Ministry Calling
When most people think about a ministry calling, they generally associate it with vocational ministry: a pastor or missionary; mine is similar but different. By vocation, I work in the Information Technology industry as the President & CEO of DataCorps Technology Solutions, Inc. This business is my ministry as I have been entrusted with employees to lead and care for, suppliers to appreciate and value, and clients to serve.
“I believe one of the next great moves of God is going to be through the believers in the workplace”. – Dr. Billy Graham.
Through DataCorps, I am able to touch lives that may otherwise never be touched by any church pastor or missionary. I am excited about my calling and look forward to serving the Lord faithfully each day in the workplace.
I live just outside of Tampa, FL with my beautiful wife, Tara, and three children. We are blessed to have all of Tara’s and my siblings near us. With so much family around, there’s always someone to see, a birthday to celebrate, or a reason to get together. In addition, my children get to spend lots of time with their grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins! My family is the most important ministry work I will ever do!
We are very proud of our children and are working hard to ensure they are well behaved, educated, God-fearing, and all around excellent Americans!
My wife always jokes around that I’m very high maintenance because I always tend to pick hobbies that are expensive in terms of time and financial resources. For example, my top three hobbies are aviation, remote control aviation, and car racing. None of those involve being a spectator. While I don’t often get to participate in aviation, I do have the opportunity to build and fly my own model helicopters. In 2018, I began flying my helicopters competitively in precision aerobatics (known in the hobby as F3C). Auto racing, mainly autocross and drag, are still fascinating to me but due to changing responsibilities I have not been able to participate in years. I am also a percussionist and have had the privilege to record some albums with a friend’s band and my church choir.
I’m also looking to get into gardening and am currently seeking a small and easy way to get into it since I only think big. We’ll see how that goes since I consider myself an indoor human.
What I hope to accomplish with this blog is simply to give me an outlet and a forum to speak my thoughts about life, hobbies, family life, and my relationship with Christ. If no one reads this blog ever, I won’t be disappointed since I am not doing it for anyone else but me and God. I often hear from God as I read scripture, drive, or even clean around the house. This blog is an act of worship to Him by sharing the wisdom He gives me as well as discuss things going on within my life.
I hope that if you choose to follow me along in this journey, that my words will encourage, inspire, and motivate you to seek or deepen your relationship with Christ, or maybe even try a new hobby!