A LITTLE ABOUT ME…
I am the Senior Pastor for Warrenton Christian Church. Along with my wife and three kids and we make our home just outside St. Louis, Missouri in Warrenton.
This is my personal blog. I focus most of my writing on helping disciples of Jesus grow. I believe that you began following Jesus for a reason. You wanted your life to be different and you probably want to change lives. Change doesn’t happen by accident. It’s an intentional choice to take steps toward Jesus.
My goal is to put on paper relevant, applicable content that will inspire you to take your next step toward Jesus and to become more like Him. I typically will write an average of once per week. To make sure you don’t miss my latest content, you can subscribe via RSS or email (enter your email at the bottom of the page).
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I began as a son, brother, and cousin. I grew up with the most wonderfully dramatic family on earth but I love them dearly! Along the way I made a few friends and hopefully fewer enemies. In college I met my best friend in the entire world and on July 31, I married her. We’ve been married ten of the best years of my life. At the end of year five, we welcomed our first addition to the family, Ella Joy. At the end of year seven, we welcomed our second bundle of joy, Liana Grace to the mix. And in April 2015 our newest addition, Judson Thomas, joined the Stewart clan. Together we live in Warrenton, Missouri working with Warrenton Christian Church where I have served as Senior Pastor for five years.
Before moving to Warrenton, I served I Braymer Christian Church for a total of eight non-consecutive years. Beginning in 2003 I began a youth ministry in Braymer until I graduated from Bible College in 2006. In 2007 Braymer Christian invited me back to serve as their Senior Minister.
I graduated from Central Christian College of the Bible in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in General Ministry. In addition to my Bible College education, I’ve attended Indiana Wesleyan University earning 18 hours towards a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and I invested a semester at Lincoln Christian University studying Greek and Theology.
In my free time, I enjoy reading with a cup of coffee (preferably Starbuck Veranda blend), articulating my thoughts through words on a page, watching things grow in my garden, grilling marinated meat, celebrate the winningest college basketball program in America – the University of Kentucky, and loving on my family.
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