Pete has been involved in developing men for more than 30 years, helping guys come to understand who they are in Christ as redeemed and beloved sons of the Most High God, and how the Father is willing to invest Himself in developing them every day of their lives. Pete is committed to building great men as God defines greatness and to leave no man behind on the battlefield of life. He loves to teach how God’s grace energizes men to grow into real manhood.
A Californian, Pete has served churches in California, Illinois, Connecticut, and Florida. He founded a PCA church in Winter Springs, Florida, where he served for 26 years as Senior Pastor. He is a graduate of Biola University with a degree in Communications, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.Div), and Reformed Theological Seminary (D. Min) in Oviedo, Florida.
Pete was one of the first speakers on the Man in the Mirror faculty and now is Pastor Emeritus and Executive Director of FORGE: City Wide Ministry to Men with Man in the Mirror. He has taught Communications and Theology of Ministry at Reformed Theological Seminary. He is on the board of Key Life Network, the Bible teaching ministry of Dr. Steve Brown, and can be heard weekly on the Questions and Answer segment with Steve each Friday. His first book was recently published by New Growth Press, Like Father, Like Son: How Knowing God As Father Changes Men.
Family is Pete’s claim to fame. Married to Caron for 35+ years, they have three children — Joel (and beloved daughter-in-law Aly with grandchildren Maggie, Molly, and Wyatt), Jon (and beloved daughter-in-law Sandra with grandchildren Ansley and Easton), and daughter Jessie. He knows he “married up” and loves to speak to men about his successes as well as his failures as a husband and dad. Pete’s style combines openness, humor, great stories, and strong Bible teaching as he easily connects with men.
Pete’s hobbies are working out; hiking 14ers in Colorado; and duck, turkey, and gator hunting.