“What’s a white dude the wrong side of 40 doing planting a church in Detroit?”

A few weeks ago I was interviewed by Jim Essian, lead pastor of Paradox Church in Fort Worth, TX. (If his name sounds familiar it’s because his father, Jim Essian, was born in Detroit & played 12 years in the MLB before coaching the Chicago Cubs in 1991. Jim (Jr), raised in the Detroit area, also played 8 years of professional baseball.)

It was great to spend a Saturday morning showing Jim our neighborhood, eating breakfast at the HP Grill, and talking about church planting in Fort Worth & Detroit. Jim is a humble guy (he didn’t tell me he went deep 14 times for the Fort Worth Cats in 2004!) who has a real passion for Jesus and the mission of making Him known. As you can see in this video we had a little bit of fun together.

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