I was born and raised in Southern Illinois. I have loved music since my earliest memory. Legend has it when I was born, the doctor spanked me but instead of screaming I sang the chorus of Britney Spears’ Hit Me Baby One More Time (which is super weird since it hadn’t been written yet). I love God. I love the church. My mind is still blown that I get to serve the church by doing what I love.
Worship Leader, Cornerstone Stories, Communications
A trip around the world. Think “The Amazing Race” except I can’t get eliminated from the show.
REGULAR ORDER AT STARBUCKS:
In the summer, I enjoy a sweetened iced coffee. In cold weather months, I’m more of a latte guy.
Way too many to list.
One day at a time.
THINGS THAT FASCINATE ME:
Bugs, people, art, strange smells, cult leaders, politics, personalities, the human voice, my wife.
Stall mucker, grocery bagger, barista, server, standardized test grader, neuroscience researcher, background vocalist.
ONE THING THAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME:
I’m cool. (I hide it well)
FAVORITE TV SHOW:
Impractical Jokers, 48 Hours, Fameless
WHEN AND WHERE DID YOU GET SAVED:
I was saved at Faith Assembly Fellowship in West Frankfort during a VBS. I was about 8 years old.
WHAT SPORTS ARE YOU NOT GOOD AT:
FAVORITE SINGER OR BAND:
Mutemath, Jessi J, Coldplay, Tori Kelly
When someone steps on the back of my shoe.
My experience on American Idol definitely set my life firmly in a new direction.
I can make a crunching sound come from inside my ear. You have to put your ear up to my ear to hear it, but you’d swear there was a chipmunk in there snacking on an acorn.
KNIVES. I have always imagined someone sneezing or tripping or something and me getting accidentally stabbed in the guts.
Blue Like Jazz, Freaknomics, Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What’s So Amazing About Grace
PEOPLE WHO INSPIRE ME:
Tori Kelly, Bono, Chris Martin
People tend to think I am making an angry face a lot.
IN MY SPARE TIME:
I try to have fun, eat, watch TV, play sports.
LEAST FAVORITE FOOD:
WHAT/WHO MAKES YOU LAUGH?
I tend to find humor in things rather easily. Lots of people and things make me laugh.
WHAT IS WEIRD ABOUT YOU?
What ISN’T weird about me?
THE MOST EXOTIC PLACE YOU HAVE EVER BEEN:
Seoul, South Korea
THE MOST ADVENTUROUS THING YOU HAVE EVER DONE:
Going to NYC on the spur of the moment for an audition.
LEAST FAVORITE THING TO DO:
Clean the bathroom.