I was born, reared, and born again in Philadelphia by God’s amazing grace in 1973. Married to Kathy for over 40 years. Father of two married sons, Andrew (Christina) and Timothy (Jaclin), grandpop of our first grandchild, Evan, and owner of a Harley-Davidson Road King. My part-time day job is as a certified addiction therapist at a behavioral healthy facility.

I have been involved in church planting for almost 40  years in the US, France, and Romania. I am on the leadership team of Grace Church  Philly, a church plant begun March 2010 in West Philly now meeting in North Philly at 123 E. Wyoming Ave. (19120). Our services are translated into French and Spanish.

I have written articles for EMQ and EMS Occasional Bulletin, book reviews for Themelios, EMQ, CTR, and Missiology, and have two books published https://wipfandstock.com/author/view/detail/id/198275/.


  • PhD, Columbia International University (Intercultural Studies)
  • DMin, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Missiology)
  • MDiv, Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary (Pastoral Studies)
  • MA, Reformed Theological Seminary (Theological Studies)
  • BA, Bob Jones University (Bible/Ancient Language Minor)

Languages:  French and Romanian

  • CPLF (Certificat pratique de langue française), Université de Nancy, France
  • D. A.L.F. (C-1)Diplôme approfondi de langue française, Rosemont College
  • Test de connaisance du Français, CIEP- Sorbonne, Paris, France
  • Cursul Pregătitor de Limba Română (Romanian Preparatory Course), Universitatea din Oradea, Romania

Professional Certifications:   

  • CAADC (Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor) – IC&RC Reciprocal
  • CCJP (Certified Criminal Justice Professional) – IC&RC Reciprocal
  • FAC (Forensic Addictions Counselor) – Breining Institute
  • Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) – Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania