A committed citizen of Heaven, currently hanging out in South Africa, Earth. The happy husband of the world’s best wife (no seriously). The doting dad of three exhaustingly cute Archers-in-training. The pastor of a vibrant flock of Christ’s sheep.
I was saved in my college years, in South Africa, where I grew up. After graduating with a degree in English and Info Science, I taught high school English (or made a valiant attempt at it). I spent some formative time in Israel working as a garbage man, waitron, and general lackey to the Kibbutz conglomerates. I then translocated to Los Angeles to pursue studies for the ministry at The Master’s Seminary. In six years I got an MDiv, a ThM, and a wife. Oh, and a slightly mongrelized accent. I later returned for the DMin in Expository Preaching.
I directed the Short-Term Missions department at Grace Community Church (no, John MacArthur and I didn’t hang out much). Since 2005 I have served as the pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church near Durban, South Africa. I have a labrador called Spurgeon and a passion for preaching, travel, writing, gadgets, and vanilla custard.
Short-term missions have taken me to Bhutan, Botswana, Egypt, France, Ireland, India, Japan, Russia, Spain, and Switzerland. I wish I could tell you where this picture was taken, but it was a highly sensitive mission to an persecuted church…
My wife, Kim, is so amazing it messes with my doctrine of angelology.
My son Noah Knightley is a theologian of note (at age five he answers questions about election and the resurrection with insight and conviction).
My girl, Autumn Dawn, is a sunbeam of feisty joy, and I think I’ll need a shotgun for when the suitors start lining up at our door.
And Jude Hudson is a new arrival, though at 3 months he was already laughing at his dad’s jokes, so he’ll fit right in here.
My preaching is best in my home pulpit at Hillcrest Baptist, where I am seven years into a 40 year ministry (DV).
After that I’m sure they’ll need volunteers for a short-term trip to Mars.