About Me

About Me 1The soccer pitch dominated my first two decades of life. I signed a contract with Major League Soccer at the age of seventeen and subsequently played three years for the Dallas Burn (now FC Dallas) before retiring at the ripe ‘old age of twenty. Five months later, I started working in the student ministry of FBC Prosper and was there for three years before joining the staff of Providence Church. After four years of ministry as the Associate Pastor, Providence sent me out with a team of members to plant Imago Dei Church. In May 2017 (almost five years since the launch of IDC), God called us into a new field for ministry.

About Me KidsI am married to Emily, and we are the proud parents of six children: Hudson, Owen, Haddon, Knox, Sarah, and Boston. I completed my masters at Reformed Theological Seminary with a thesis entitled This is Not the End: Puritans on the Glory of Heaven.  I am a Ph.D. student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary studying Robert Murray M’Cheyne. Aside from pastoral and doctoral work, most of my time is occupied with serving my wife, raising our dragon-slayers, reading books, and running on McKinney’s country roads in the afternoon.

This blog houses my developing thoughts on the gospel ministry, with particular emphasis on ministry’s ordinary means: prayer, preaching and pastoring.

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8 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Providence is an amazing thing! I found this website by googling “the gospel is not a footnote”! The articles I have read so far have been so hopeful already. Your theological point of view is very clear and you can sense your passion for Christ and his Church. Thank you for sharing your gift in this format.

  2. I appreciated reading “Overcoming the Eclipse of God”. What prompted that title? I also liked the names of your children. I am from Scotland and so I appreciate the name Knox maybe he is named for the Scottish Reformer John Knox. The other names oc your children are equally beautifyl!

    I also appreciate that you are doing your PhD work on Robert Murray McCheyne.

    Another Scot who is one of my go to theologians is Sinclair Ferguson.

    Flora M. Forbes

    Born in Glasgow which the motto for Glasgow used to be:

    “Let Glasgow flourish by the preaching of the Word”.

    • Flora, thanks for the comment. The title “Overcoming the Eclipse of God” is actually taken from Ligonier. I’m planning to visit Scotland next year to dive into the M’Cheyne archives in Edinburgh.

  3. I want to send the motto for Glasgow with the complete motto which I only now read:

    “Let Glasgow flourish by the preaching of thy Word and by praising thee”.

    Sadly the motto is shortened to:
    “Let Glasgow Flourish”.

  4. Hi Jordan,

    My name is John Tucker. I pastor another Providence Church – Providence Baptist Church in Kelowna, B.C. Canada. I stumbled across your blog while doing research for my DMin in Expository Preaching at The Master’s Seminary. Recognizing the great need for more devotion to public and private prayer in the congregation and my own life I decided to do my preaching project on Matthew 6:5-15. I enjoyed your thoughts from M’Cheyne on prayer. A number of years ago I was greatly encouraged (and challenged, convicted, humbled…) by Andrew Bonar’s biography of M’Cheyne. I will be spending more time with him in my studies. Thank you for nudging me further in his direction.

    I see you’re doing your PhD at Southern. I completed my Mdiv there in 2009.

    By God’s grace and for His glory,
    John

    • Thanks, John. M’Cheyne has some excellent stuff on public and private prayer. If it’s useful to your project, I’d be happy to point you in a couple of different directions.

      • Thank you Jordan! I’d really appreciate that! I’ll take whatever recommendations you can send me. One thing specifically I’m looking for is the source for his quote “A man is what he is on his knees before God, and nothing more.”