Howie was born in Zion, Ill., raised in Arizona, and graduated from high school in western PA. He is graduate of Arizona College of the Bible, the University of Houston and is presently pursuing his doctorate in worship from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Howie married his best friend, Dawnie, shortly after completing Bible college. Howie and Dawnie have 3 adult kids and a new son-in-law. He brings experience as a worship pastor from both Southern Baptist and Bible church backgrounds in the South and Midwest. He is a people-oriented leader with an eye for detail. Howie has a passion for putting God at the forefront in our worship experiences and shepherding choir and worship teams toward that goal. His bucket list includes writing a book on worship while pursuing his hobbies of golf and travel.