Hi! I’m pastor J (that’s right, just one letter!). I was born and raised in upstate New York. Together with Karen, I have pastored with the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Florida and in South America. God has blessed us with a couple of kids along the way—Jeffrey and Jasmine.
Prior to beginning ministry I read the book "Dream Giver" by Bruce Wilkinson and it had a significant impact on me. I remember telling Karen, "That is what I want to do. My desire is to help others realize their God-given dreams." My hope in ministry at Kapahulu Bible Church is to help Christ-followers discover these dreams so that we can be a community that is walking in step with God’s design. “Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4
I enjoy roasting coffee (second crack), baseball (Yankees), golf (my wife kills me), reading (mostly non-fiction church books).