From I Am Second

About Me


Husband to Catherine. Father of Bethany, Samuel, Isabella, and Jesse. We live in the Pittsburgh area with a few sheep, a bunch of chickens, and a flock of children.


I've helped to write many of the revolutionary church multiplying tools and curriculum that sparked over 120,000 new churches and ministries through e3 Partners in the last decade. Check out a sample of these tools HERE. Plus, I run the I Am Second Blog HERE. And authored the national best seller, I Am Second, plus the follow up Live Second. My next book, I Choose Peace, arrives in stores everywhere on November 12. Order your copy HERE.


Starting in 2007, I've served as a church planting missionary in countries like Ethiopia, Russia, Nepal, and most recently the US and Colombia. Join me on a trip by signing up HERE. I train every day believers like you to partner to start Bible studies, small groups, and churches in places that have none. 


I've pastored churches in Dallas and Pittsburgh. At the beginning of 2019, we started The Mon Valley Church in the south of Pittsburgh whose aim is to love God, love people, and teach others the same. We meet twice monthly in an all-church large group meeting and twice monthly as a network of community based smaller churches. Learn how you can start your own community based church in the TRAINING and CURRICULUM section of this site.