Justin grew up in Morris, Illinois, interned (and volunteered) at First Christian Church for a couple of years (1998-2001) before attending Cincinatti Christian University where he earned a degree in Leadership and Ministry. Justin and his wife, Julie, live in Braidwood, Illinois with their daughter and son.
Justin’s prayer each Sunday as he leads worship at the Coal City Campus is that he would simply stay out of the way and allow the Holy Spirit to move in only ways that He can. Justin had this to say, “At 43 I find it hard to believe that the Lord has led me to this opportunity and yet, this is something that only He could do. I see myself in this Worship Leadership role encouraging others to respond to who God is, not just when we’re all together and not just in song, but through the thick and thin of our day-to-day lives.”