How did you first hear of Westminster?
From Dr. Lillback's radio program on 560 a.m. in 2003.
What made you decide to come here?
For ministry preparation and study from a Reformed perspective, which had recently been a new direction for me.
At the start of seminary, how did you adjust to the work, as well as life in a new location?
Seminary was an oasis for me, so the huge amount of work and other difficulties were not bothersome. Difficult for sure...just not bothersome!
What have been some of the highlights of the classes so far? Has there been a “standout” moment?
All of the classes have been terrific, but the Apologetics classes have really helped me in my preaching and in understanding the condition of fallen man, and Church Growth and Planting has really helped me with personal evangelism. To be honest though, there have been life-changing moments in each and every class, I say this soberly and literally, not to be dramatic or romantic.
What are you learning outside of the classes?
I have witnessed tremendous growth in our home, both in marriage and parenting; and in our ministry, both in clarity of purpose and passion for the church. Personally I have grown most in the areas of patience, perseverance, peace, and joy.
In what ways have you grown in the knowledge and grace of Christ while here?
The greatest changes for me have been (1) understanding Christ and his work in the context of all of history, (2) understanding all of history in the context of Christ and his work.
What would you say to someone interested in coming to Westminster?
Schedule a visit, check out some classes, speak to some students & faculty, and pray desperately. If God calls you, you've got to go!