It has recently come to my attention that a Facebook post in which I am pictured officiating a same-sex wedding, has caused a great deal of confusion on the Internet. Well, Michael, has so graciously provided me with an opportunity to help clear that up, for which I am truly grateful.
I ceased to be a Calvary Chapel pastor in September of 2014. We parted ways amicably, but it was time for me to move on. My theology had slowly shifted to the point that I no longer was philosophically compatible with Calvary Chapel.
Since that time I have not been in any way associated with CCCM or any other Calvary Chapel for that matter. However, I do still serve in LA… as a bartender. My change in thought was not influenced by any Calvary leader or pastor. In fact, quite the contrary, Brian Brodersen and CCCM are much too theologically conservative for my taste these days. Say what you will about me but do not use my actions to besmirch Brian or my father or otherwise play some guilt by association game. I love them both dearly even though we think very differently on certain issues. One last thing: I was not hired by Brian to begin with; I was hired by Pastor Chuck and ordained by the same. Not that it should matter anyway, as my current theological views have nothing to do with who ordained me or who the pastor was when I left.