I was born in Manhattan and moved to California when I was nine. When I was thirteen, my older brother came home with a Bible and presented the Gospel to me. I had never heard it before. I was shocked at what my actual condition under God was, and even more shocked at the cure. I gladly accepted Christ and was on fire for him until reality set in. Until January 17, 1994, at 4:30 am, a 6.7 magnitude earthquake violently awakened me physically and spiritually. I suddenly came to grips with my sin. As I prepared to meet my God at that moment, I cried out for forgiveness. That was the beginning of my return to my first love. Soon after, I met a girl named Deborah, a sweet, genuine, midwestern girl. Deborah and I got married in 1998 and now have four kids: Lindsay, Emily, Kylie, and Jaden. We currently own a Real Estate Company. I now seek to help others and bring the light of the Lord to those who are in darkness as I once was.