Sounds like a contradiction doesn’t it? Barstool and Pastor in the same sentence. How did the whole thing start… well I have a ton of experience in bars shooting pool and shooting the breeze. The first ten years in the bar was for me. The next ten were for God. The Barstool Pastor is a one on one, knee-to-knee ministry. Think about it, you can walk in to any bar in the world and order a beer and you’re just like everyone else. Buy someone a beer and you’re in the family. This is where real ministry meets real life and cultivates trust in Jesus. Where I’ve walked beside six families from the hospital to the graveside service. A place where I can pray for and love on those God puts in front of me. Where I get to do what God made me to do…take Living Water to the thirsty sinner lost deep in the desert.
Who me? You’re going to ordain me? What in the world are you guys thinking? That was the first thought that came crashing in on me when I received the email from Dan Sutherland, Senior Pastor of Next Level informing me of their decision to bring me under their auspice as a pastor of God’s word. Me a pastor at all is a completely mind blowing concept. I have little to no formal seminary training. I didn’t really, really know Jesus until I was 40 years old and it has been 12 years of life changing experiences I could have never imagined.