Will and his family have been members of Forest Baptist Church since 2010, and in August 2011 he was hired to be the Minister of Students. Prior to coming to Forest, Will worked as a counselor with troubled children and their families.
Will was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, but currently calls Lynchburg home.
Will’s interests include playing basketball, the New York Yankees, cooking, reading, and spending time with his wife and children.
Will married his college sweetheart, Shannon in September 2007. Shannon is his helpmate, ministry partner, and better half (to be sure!).
They have three beautiful children (who look like their mom!): Nataly (2008), Will (2010), and Jonathan David (2012). Nataly loves to dance and is getting ready to start kindergarten! Will loves to sing–his rendition of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” is priceless! Jonathan Davis loves to eat and growl!
Philosophy of Student Ministry
A healthy student ministry is one whose foundation is Jesus Christ, and whose primary function is to glorify God. While seemingly broad, a youth group whose teaching, worship, activities, and service, is not founded upon Christ should simply pack up and go home. Without the foundation of the gospel, that is, Christ crucified for sin, there is little reason to have a student ministry, as God cannot be glorified apart from Christ.
A healthy student ministry is one whose members are in growing, maturing relationships with Jesus Christ. It is one whose members are motivated out of a love for Christ to share the gospel, disciple believers, do missions, and serve the local church. The foundation for all of these is the word of God (2 Tim. 3:16-17).
- As You Go! by Alvin Reid
- Brothers, We are not Professionals by John Piper
- Between Two Worlds by John Stott
- How People Change by Paul David Tripp
- Spirit-Led Preaching by Greg Heisler
- A Theology of Christian Counseling by Jay Adams
- The Complete Green Letters by Miles J. Stanford
- Understanding Christ by John Stott