We look out upon the spiritual landscape of Jacksonville and beyond, we see God’s glorious grace on display in salvation and in His Church; however, at the same time we see a spiritual famine and a spiritual darkness that causes our hearts to be burdened for the glory of Christ Jesus to be proclaimed; the salvation of souls and the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ to the praise and glory of God the Father.

In 2001, the Lord granted the grace to begin actively engaging in the ministry of reconciliation here in Jacksonville (and numerous times in China). Over the years, the Lord has granted the grace to continue in the ministry of reconciliation here in Jacksonville and has granted a greater burden for His glory in the salvation of souls and for His glory in the church. In 2015, after twenty-two years of teaching elementary and middle school (mostly middle school), I retired in order to be available for gospel ministry.

Born out of this burden for gospel ministry, Ministry of Reconciliation Jacksonville was founded. It was incorporated as a legal entity in the State of Florida on October 31, 2014 (Reformation Day 1517) and was given 501C3 status in 2015.