DMin Trinity International University
MA Fuller Theological Seminary


Teaching students what to know and how to do youth ministry in all its various forms; Writing books (22) and national magazine articles (150); Leading parenting seminars; Speaking to adults and youth at conventions and churches in every state but Alaska and worldwide (17 countries).

Why Jessup

I can’t imagine being anywhere else. The Christ-centered focus. I feel the school is situated for great things. The faculty, staff and of course the students. The students surprise me, they are so clever and creative. I admire the ones who work two jobs or who work at a job and a ministry and still put the time into their classes. Watching the students who go on after graduation to do things that make God smile.

Favorite Class to Teach

Too difficult a question, I so much enjoy teaching all of my classes.

My Inspiration

The life, death and resurrection of Jesus.

Recent Work/Scholarship

Completed a revision of my book “Best-Ever Games For Youth Ministry" Completed “A Youth Worker’s Commentary on James” with David Nystrom.