Providence Community Church has played a vital role in my life since 2006. As a chartering member, it was an immense honor to be a part of the planning and planting of this vibrant church from the beginning. Medical training brought me to Lexington in 2003, during which, I found great purpose and passion to serve others as a result of being a member at Providence. I have been an elder since 2014 and contribute to the teaching and general oversight within this church with a special focus on domestic and foreign mission endeavors and teen ministry.
I completed undergraduate training in Premedicine (B.S.) at Bob Jones University, medical school at Marshall University School of Medicine (M.D.), residency at the University of Kentucky in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (ENT surgery), fellowship in Otology and Neurotology (Ear surgery) at The Ohio State University, and doctoral work at the University of Kentucky (Ph.D.). My wife, Karyn, and our children (4 boys and 1 girl) have faithfully and graciously endured these educational adventures. I am currently a faculty member at the University of Kentucky in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery where I am afforded the immense privilege to care for patients, teach residents and students, and conduct research related to hearing loss.
Being an academic physician has opened doors of opportunity to serve others internationally and I travel frequently to Nairobi, Kenya to teach in the University of Nairobi and engage in medical mission work. I love spending time with my family and we have developed quite an interest in attending live sporting events of all kinds (including NASCAR, NFL, and NCAA basketball).