Welcome to Friendly Street Church of God!
I’ve been the pastor at Friendly Street since February 1989. I’m married to Sherri And have two boys, Drew and Jordan. We have a house full of animals, including two dogs, two cats and a turtle. We love Eugene and Pacific Northwest, and being involved with people at Friendly Street, as well as the community of Eugene.
I grew up in Sacramento, Californial and moved to Portland in 1973 to attend Warner Pacific College. I graduated in 1977 and came to Friendly Street as youth pastor in the fall of 1977. In 1981, Sherri and I moved to Grass Valley, California to pastor at Whispering Pines Church. Then we returned to Eugene in 1989 to pastor here.
Besides my love of pastoring Friendly Street, I’m interested in music (I have a collection of a couple thousand CDs). I love the Ducks, reading, riding my bike, watching sports with my boys, cooking, and shopping at St. Vinnies for books and music. More than just about anything, I love hanging out with friends and family.
Here are a couple of my current favorite things—
- Authors: C.S. Lewis, Tim Keller, Tolkien, Grisham, Balducci and Child
- Movies: Casablanca, Song of the South and Star Wars
- Food: bacon, Toxic wings, a good hot dog (at an Ems game), chicken and donuts at the Bier Stein, and just about any kind of bread.
- TV: Andy Griffith, The Voice and This Is Us.
Oh, and I love black iced tea from Starbucks.
As the pastor, I’d like to personally invite you to come and get acquainted—we look forward to meeting you soon!