I write about life in Christ from a unique perspective.

I wasn’t raised in a religious home. Jesus ran me down with his love during the Jesus Movement of the 60’s. I was a 60’s radical who became a Jesus Freak.

I spent the years of my youth fighting fire in the Sierras as a member of the Fulton Hotshots. I served as an Army Officer. And then I decided to get some training at Dallas Theological Seminary.

Here’s some other stuff you need to now about me:

–I live with a viscous leukemia that almost killed me in 2000, and then again in 2003.

–I’m too old, too tired, and too sick to keep doing stuff that doesn’t matter.

–My life is about radical Christianity, radical community, and radical relationship.

I’ve been lead pastor of Church of the Open Door in SoCal for almost 20 years.

Oh yeah, I’ve written some books.

When God Breaks Your Heart has helped thousands take Jesus by the hand and walk through the toughest times.

Reborn To Be Wild is an insider’s view of my revival–The Jesus Movement–the last great revival in America. I liked it a lot, but not many people read it. Maybe you will?

I just finished a little book, The Trail. It’s an allegory an old fireman turned pastor who helps people discover God’s will in the high country. I don’t know where I got that idea.

Drop by and say hi. I’d love to help you in any way I can.

Audiobooks by Oasis Audio:


When God Breaks Your Heart

Audiobooks read for Oasis Audio:


When God Breaks Your Heart