Fred is a follower of Jesus, the husband to Alison, father to Ian, a multi-vocational pastor with Williamsburg Christian Church, ethnographer, activist & justice seeker, published writer, advocate for those living in extreme poverty or homelessness, and Founder and President of 3e Restoration Inc. For twelve years Fred has walked closely and personally with those living through homelessness and extreme poverty. Fred is the author of The 3e Restoration Process and it's curriculum, which were both born from hands-on experience, practice and evidence-based research.
He received his B.S. in Ministry/Bible at Amridge University and his Masters of Religious Education in Missional Leadership (MREML) from Rochester College. Currently he is pursuing his Doctorate of Ministry in Contextual Theology in at Northern Seminary in Chicago. His thesis, Hospitality as Leadership, Witness and Power: the Role of Hospitality in Congregational Renewal is a reflection of his work as a congregational pastor and local activist, and researches how congregational engagement and embrace of the socially displaced can lead a congregation toward renewal.
He enjoys hanging out with his family anytime, anywhere. Fred is deeply grateful for how God graciously works through His Church in all her various forms, despite our brokenness. He is passionate about seeing the last, least and lost of every neighborhood, city and nation experience God's in-breaking kingdom, and come to know Jesus as King. His greatest hope is that the Church will continue to experience missional renewal as gospel-centered, kingdom-shaped communities learning to enjoy God and participate in what He is doing in this world as His everyday people, living in everyday places, offering tangible expressions of love, hope and peace in everyday ways. Fred constantly finds himself in need of God's mercy and grace every day, and is prematurely balding.
Fred also serves on the board for the The Advisory Board for Dept. of Social Services for James City County, and as a mission specialist in church renewal with Mission Alive.
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