What is your name and where are you from?
Hi, my name is Mack. I was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho and I grew up in Orange County, CA.
Please describe your background
I grew up attending church with my mother. My father was a non-believer. I was baptized and accepted Jesus Christ as my savior at age 13. I fell away from the church as spent many years using drugs and living in sin. I recommitted my life to Christ during my service in the military. In 1995 God called me into the ministry. I served as an associate pastor for many years until 2007. As one of the responsibilities, I had to oversee the men’s ministry. This was one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever been involved in.
List one experience you’ve shared in our men’s ministry that started it all for you, or resonates with you the most.
Being involved with the men’s ministry at CHC has rekindled my desire to connect with the community of men. When I was asked to join the men’s leadership team I knew God was leading me to get involved to be a part of a community of men.
If you had the entire world’s attention, and knew that every living person on Earth would hear you, what would you say?
No man was created to be isolated, detached, disconnected, or separated from other men. We need each other for counsel, wisdom, companionship, and accountability. Being isolated is dangerous and makes us vulnerable. Having someone in my life I can pray with, be accountable to, do life with, celebrate, and cry with, helps keep me on the track of integrity, authenticity, and spiritual solidness.
If you were brand new to the men’s ministry, what is one thing you would tell yourself?
If I was brand new to men’s ministry one thing I would tell myself would be: “Reach out, take a risk, know, and be known. Don’t isolate yourself.”
What led you to get involved in men’s ministry and what made you stay?
Having a sense of community and brotherhood is what led me to get involved with the men’s ministry. Another reason that led me to get involved was the opportunity to share my experiences in ministry, marriage, and life in general. Not only that, but allowing these experiences to be a catalyst to lead other men in developing appropriate relationships relating to companionship, authenticity, and accountability.
How has your life been impacted through men’s ministry?
My life has been impacted in a positive way by developing genuine relationships, not only with other leaders in the ministry but with the men in general.