J.L. has been a Christian since April 13th 1997. He married his wife Tracey on August 24th 1991. He met his Queen in 1986 when they were both just 15 years old making them high school sweethearts. They have 2 married daughters: Zach & Amanda Young, Jeremiah & Amber Robie with a grandson Finnigan James Robie.
J.L. was a Deacon here at Southwest for 16 years and announced his call to preach in 2002. J.L.. & Tracey worked in a women's program called Women of Excellence from 2008 to 2020. They also helped to start a men's program called Forged by Fire. J.L. also currently preaches to lost souls at both women's and men's prisons.
In 2016 they were called to the Refuge of Hope Church to work. They were associate pastors and then interim pastors. In August of 2020 the Lord led them back to their home church here at Southwest to begin a journey of evangelizing. J.L. says "I feel a call to preach to THE Church!" The Lord has opened a door for him & Tracey to minister in Pakistan and other parts of the world through Christ Followers International Ministries. Jesus Christ for all nations!!! With the Lords help, J.L. & Tracey will win the lost to Christ both at home and abroad!