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Youth and Family Ministry

Helping families grow closer together and closer to Jesus and be on mission in their sphere of influence.


Leadership lessons from serving in a local church and in global missions.

Personal Growth

Personal growth and discipleship practices that will help you grow spiritually.


Local, regional, and global missions including short and long-term ministry overseas.

Technology and Media

Learning to leverage technology and social media for life and ministry.

Documenting Life

Some things don’t fit in a category, but they’re things I like so I’ll share with you.

Watch My Story

I’m a husband, dad, pastor, and many other things. I have a lot of roles in life. I’m called many things. There’s a lot about me that you probably don’t know or don’t want to know.

But there’s one thing that I want to tell you more than anything else. It’s in this video. I hope you’ll take the time to watch it and then take some time to look around here and see that Jesus changes everything.

Living Life to Share and Show That


Listen to sermons, interviews, and deep thoughts while doing other things.

Snippets of my and other people’s stuff .

My favorite social media network. Quotes. Videos. Verses.

Documenting life as we build, learn, and grow.

Short thoughts. More personal and conversational.

Funny filters and candid personal moments.

Professional thoughts on ministry and leadership.

Articles that aren’t on my blog and don’t appear anywhere else.

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Dennis has an amazing heart for students and for those in student leadership. I continue to interact with him regularly and am constantly challenged by his desire to see God glorified through the spread of biblically sound youth ministry.

Glen Ansley, Missionary

Dennis has a passion for youth leaders all over, but especially for his brothers and sisters in Latin America. He has the heart of a teacher and the young people who are drawn to him find their lives dramatically changed for the better.

Steve Young, Social Media Handler at Pen & Edit

Dennis is a fine man of God that seek to honor him with his life. He is willing to sacrifice whatever it takes to reach the world's youth.

Samuel Hughes, Missionary, Youth Ministry International

Latest Blog Posts

Leadership Lessons Learned from Game 6 of the World Series

If you know me, you know I’m a huge Tampa Bay Rays fan. We have been watching Rays baseball every night for a long time (even when we were living in Mexico City), and this year’s playoff run has been a highlight of a crazy 2020.  In case you don’t know, the Rays...

013: Preparing Kids for College with Chris Shepperd

In this Podcast Episode, Chris Shepperd, College Pastor at Brazos Fellowship in Texas, gives tips and advice for Christian parents to prepare their high school children for college as well as what it takes to succeed as a freshman in college.  Listen below or by...

How to Connect With Your Kids

Not too long ago I made a video about how to have a spiritually FIT family. One of the steps to being FIT as a family is to spend intentional time together. I realize that life is busy and it is often difficult to spend intentional time with your kids, but it is of...

Interview with Kristen Ivy (Podcast 012)

In this podcast episode, I talk with Kristen Ivy about the Phase Project and how it helps parents understand and lead their teenagers. Listen on Anchor.fm Watch on YouTube RECOMMENDED LINKS: - Kristen's Books (affiliate links) - Kristen on Instagram - The Phase...

Getting Started with Family Worship

Parents are the primary disciple makers of their children. The Bible is clear that Christian parents are to disciple their children and point them to God, sharing with them and showing them how God is faithful to His promises. We see the results of the lack of this...

Family Communication in Difficult Times

There's a lot going on in the world today. When you turn to the news you see it (on every platform). Pandemics, racism, violence, etc. As a parent, I want to engage my kids in conversations, and as a youth pastor, my job is to engage and guide young people in...

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