"Only one life, 'twill soon be past, only what's done for Christ will last."
- C.T. Studd
Born in New Orleans in 1983, Luke was soon adopted and moved to Mississippi. 26 years later, he is following God's call for his life to passionately preach and live for God's glory. Luke was born again in 1998 (see "Conversion" below) and surrendered to ministry at age 15 (see "Calling to Ministry" below). He has since followed that call by serving the local church as a student pastor and now itinerantly preaching and speaking in many different places and settings, such as student events, summer camps, Disciple Now weekends, evangelistic meetings, church services, sports teams, school conventions and graduations, and other opportunities as the Lord gives him.
Luke attended college at The University of Southern Mississippi, earning an undergraduate degree in Business Administration in 2005. During his time at Southern Miss, he was a 3-year starter at punter for the Golden Eagles' football team, earning All Conference USA and All-American honors his senior year. In 2006, Luke married the love of his life, Lauren Husbands, and they now reside in New Orleans, where he received his Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in May 2009. Luke and Lauren are currently involved in ministry within the city.
Luke is a big fan of great preachers and men of God from the past like Leonard Ravenhill, E.M. Bounds, A.W. Tozer, Paris Reidhead, Samuel Chadwick, Duncan Campbell, John Wesley, and George Whitefield. He also enjoys reading and collecting old books, watching the Southern Miss Golden Eagles, drinking lemonade, following the Chicago Cubs, getting haircuts, playing fantasy sports, playing golf and his guitar, but most of all, hanging with his Jack Russell Terrier, Brother.
Posted September 30, 2009 at 5:16 AM