Front Yard Mission began as a ministry of Calvary Church in State College, PA under the leadership of Pastor Dan Nold. From there it's been growing to the surrounding region and beyond. Our hope is to catalyze a movement of people loving their neighbors that leads to revival and renewal in our churches, our cities, and our world.
I've worn just about every hat you can wear in the church, but nothing compares to Front Yard Mission. I love the simple beauty of the church being the church, one neighbor at a time. I am convinced that it's who we need to be and what we need to do. Front Yard Mission is my third book on ministry. I'm married to Jess and live with our three kids and a cockatiel, a bunny rabbit, and a tortoise in central PA. If you're in town come on over and ride our homemade roller coaster!
The first chapter of my ministry was in youth ministry. Then I spent the next 17 years planting three churches in our area. God was steadily growing my heart for my neighbors, and in 2021 I moved full-time into Front Yard Mission. It's a God-sized dream of mine to help others love their neighbors. I'm married to Suzy who is a real estate agent and who has written eight books for teen girls. We have two daughters that we adopted in 2007 who are now 28 and 29. We love our prize-winning Bernese mountain dogs and making music together.