I have been a pastor and minister since 1990. My wife, Fatima, and I moved to Kansas City, Missouri in 1992, to attend seminary and train for ministry. While there, we helped start a brand-new church. I became the senior leader in 1996 and served there until June 2002. We resigned in order to fulfill a promise that we had made to Fatima's parents. In October of that same year, we moved to the Central Coast of California and bought a big enough house for us and her parents to live together and care for them. We have been here ever since, and we love our community!

I served local churches for the next 15-plus years, teaching and training people to live their lives to the fullest. I also served as president of the ministerial association and helped our churches realize the ways we could all see and serve our community with greater effectiveness and unity.

My passion has always been helping people become a better version of themselves in all areas of their lives: social, spiritual, practical. I always derived a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment from helping individuals and families better their lives through counselling, teaching and training.

One particular area of training was personal finances and money management. It was rewarding to see people become better stewards of their wealth, becoming more financially stable, more generous and more financially secure while owning their money, and not their money owning them. The financial confidence people achieved strengthened their marriages and generally helped them in their lives more fully.

In 2019 I joined Edward Jones as a financial advisor. At first, I wondered how what I had been doing had anything to do with being a financial advisor. But I soon realized that I serve individuals and families many of the same ways as a pastor, except I now focus on helping them achieve their long-term financial dreams and goals through planning, investing and staying in relationship with them throughout.

My Personal Interests

  • Fine Dining
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Movies & Entertainment
  • Culinary Arts

Office Information

Office Address

3839 Constellation Rd Suite B Lompoc, CA 93436

Office Hours

Office Hours
Mon 08:00AM - 03:00PM
Tue 08:00AM - 03:00PM
Wed 08:00AM - 03:00PM
Thu 08:00AM - 03:00PM
Fri 08:00AM - 01:00PM
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

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