I grew up around the mining industry and on a small quarter and appaloosa horse ranch in Bisbee AZ. The mine provided our family a good life and we were able to afford the horse stables.
I went to work at Fort Huachuca on a Worker Trainee program, where I learned building maintenance before eventually making my way up to contract compliance officer. During my time at Fort Huachuca, I was saved and gained an intense interest in Biblical Theology and the Christian life. Eventually, when the time came for me to take a different job within civil service, I chose instead to pursue my calling as a full-time pastor.
In 1988 I received a call to pastor a small rural church in Benson, AZ. Today, the church has grown considerably and I am still the lead pastor at Grace Chapel Benson. In 1998 we opened Grace Christian Academy and I still serve as the administrator of the academy.
God called me to reach out to my community where I served as president to the Benson /San Pedro Valley Chamber of Commerce for two terms (4 years), and four years as a City Councilman.
I now currently serve as your AZ House Representative for District 19 (former LD 14). I was sworn in when I took the Oath of Office on November 17, 2020.
My service as the Chaplain to the Legislative District 14 helped with my decision to take this seat. Hearing the Legislative reports, the stump speeches and what the constituents were concerned about, month after month for ten years, I was familiar with the issues. Serving on the City Council I was familiar with legislation.
It was in August 2020 that Representative Becky Nutt came to me and asked me personally if I would consider replacing her at the House as Representative. After much prayer, consulting with my family, church, council members, and the organizations I serve, I decided to step into her seat.
After serving as Pastor of a church, president of the Chamber of Commerce, Council member and now, a State Legislator I continue to be your best candidate for House of Representative for District 19.