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I was first attracted to Westminster Seminary California (WSC) by two of its products. While living in Barcelona, Spain after college I met two WSC graduates who were serving as pastors of the only Protestant church in the village where I lived. Immediately I was impressed with their knowledge of the Scriptures, their ability to communicate the gospel clearly and passionately in preaching and teaching, as well as their love for Christ and his people. As I developed a closer friendship with these men, I realized more and more that they had something I wanted. So when I began considering theological education, there was really no question in my mind where to attend.
Needless to say, I wasn’t disappointed in my choice. The Lord has used both the faculty and my colleagues to provide me with the skills I will need to lead in the church. One of the most important things I have learned during my time here is the paramount importance of getting the gospel right. Over the past four years I have learned what it truly means to be saved by grace alone through faith in Christ alone, and, more importantly, I have become deeply convinced of the importance of preaching that message to God’s people each week from all the Scriptures. Regardless of the department – biblical studies, systematics, historical or practical theology – the message of the gospel of grace has been the constant theme of my studies at Westminster Seminary California.
After graduation, I will be spending a year serving at Rocky Mountain Community Church (PCA) in Billings, Montana as a pastoral intern, preaching, teaching, and receiving further training from the leaders there. After that, my wife Lisa and I desire to bring the gospel to the Spanish-speaking world either among the growing Latino population here in the U.S. or back in Spain where the church is virtually non-existent. Regardless of the context to which the Lord calls me, I know that I will have the tools I need to “rightly divide the word of truth” and proclaim Christ and him crucified to the praise of his glory.