For me, music began at the age of 13. I remember the day I picked up a guitar for the first time and I don’t think I ever put it down. I fell in love with music throughout my Middle and High school years and I can’t recall doing much other than eating pop tarts and playing guitar. But, during that time I was asked to serve on the student worship team at my home church and it changed my life. It was there that I found God. It was there that I saw how God moves through music to help people see Him. Worshiping God in song has had a deep impact on me and it has become a life passion of mine to help others do the same.
Throughout my college years I studied music, business and was a worship pastor at a church in Orlando Florida. God was stirring something very beautiful in our community and church during those days and it birthed a worship band called “Bellarive.” For the last 5 years I have been a full time worship leader in Bellarive and it has been such an amazing experience to see people encounter Jesus through this music all over the country and the world. My travels with Bellarive are what brought my wife and I to Atlanta and we have fallen in love with this city and its people. Since our move here we have found a home at Passion City Church and I serve on the worship team there as well.
It’s such an honor to partner with Rooted Music Coaching and this amazing community of families and musicians. I know that the private lessons I had during my formative years were so instrumental in shaping me as a musician and a person. I’m so excited to be a part of that process for this next generation of musicians and worship leaders.