The Lord brought Rod and his family to Gainesville / Haymarket in December 2001 specifically for the purpose of planting Grace Church. Rod married his lovely bride, April, in 1992, and together they have four children (2 in college, 2 in high school). Rod served as a church-planting missionary in Florida, Texas, and Africa prior to coming to Northern Virginia. He is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDivBL 1992) and Old Dominion University (1985). Rod’s heartbeat is to see the gospel of God’s grace established in His church and taken to the nations. Thankfully, we are beginning to see the Lord do just that!
Rod is responsible primarily for preaching, pastoral oversight, and counseling