I was saved by the transforming power of Christ at the age of nine. I am married to Jennifer, and we have six children – Claire, Ethan, Blythe, Owen, Evelyn, and Phinehas. Amy Bumpass and her son, Omar Parker, also live with us, and we've grafted them into the Stanford Family tree!
I have been involved in Christian ministry for over 20 years. I've served in the roles of worship minister, deacon, missional community leader, teacher, and elder. Jennifer and I take great joy in counseling, in discipleship, and in showing hospitality. I'm thankful to be able to directly minister to my community through our auto repair business as well.
One scripture that is especially meaningful to me is Colossians 3:1-3, which says, "If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God."
For fun I like to work out with my local F3 group, ride dirt bikes, listen to podcasts, and hang out with my family.