I was born and raised in East Texas, spent three years in Memphis, TN attending Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, spent one year in Lubbock, TX, and now reside in New Lebanon, OH where I serve at the First Baptist Church of New Lebanon as their Pastor of Worship and Discipleship. I’m married to Hayley and we have two daughters: Lyla Rose and Clara Lane.
I am a Christian, and more particularly I am a Southern Baptist. This means that I affirm the Five Solas, the Doctrines of Grace, and believer’s baptism by immersion as a few of the basic tenets of my faith, as well as the normative principle of worship and continuationism. If you would like to know more about what I believe, you can check my more detailed statement of faith, engage me in conversation, or just peruse the articles here on this site.
About the Blog
“All in all” is a phrase meaning “all things considered; on the whole” (ex: all in all, it’s been a good year). The name was inspired by and is a loose reference to Colossians 3:11 where Paul states that “Christ is all, and in all.” So naturally, the general theme of my writing will be with the purpose of considering all things through the lens of the centrality of Jesus. I say “general” because this blog is only a casual hobby of mine, and as such I’ll be publishing a variety of posts on a variety of topics covering a variety of issues. It’s quite possible that any specific post may not even contain the name of Jesus. Nevertheless, I still aim for the goal of all my writing to be Christ-centered.
About the King
Jesus Christ is fully God (John 1:1) and fully man (Hebrews 2:17), God’s only begotten Son (John 3:16), conceived by the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1:20). The Scriptures teach of His virgin birth (Luke 1:34-35), sinless life (1 Peter 2:22; 1 John 3:5), and miracles (Acts 2:22). Our hope is in His substitutionary atoning death (John 11:25; Romans 5:11; Hebrews 10:12), bodily resurrection (Acts 1:3), ascension into heaven (Acts 1:9), perpetual intercession for His people (Hebrews 7:25), and personal visible return to earth (1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; Revelation 1:7). He is the King of kings and the Lord of lords (1 Timothy 6:15; Revelation 19:16), He is the only hope of all mankind (1 Peter 1:3-5), and for those who call Him Lord, He is truly their life (Colossians 3:4).