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‘The Pursuit’ Blog

A Chick-fil-A logoed sack in front of a red food truck

On a Roll with Iowa’s Only Chick-fil-A Food Truck

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” – John 10:10 NKJV

Recently, I had the privilege of talking with the hosts of the “My Pleasure” unofficial Chick-fil-A podcast. They are a great pair that certainly bring the love of Chick-fil-A to all their listeners.  In the episode, I got to talk about my love for Chick-fil-A, the people of Iowa, and people in general.

I was blessed to serve as a pastor under Shawn Lyons, my mentor and senior pastor, at Harvest Church in Derry, PA for 12 years. Pastor Shawn instilled in me to believe God for big things, to do the best with what the Lord has entrusted to me, and to love people into God’s kingdom so they too can experience the rich life He desires for all to experience.

It was in my church office that I was challenged to believe God for more. Our first restaurant, “Madres Mexican” was birthed as a result.

Before I was serving delicious chicken, I was taking care of guests at our “Madres Mexican” restaurant!










One year later I was in my office again and the desire to pursue a Chick-fil-A franchise overwhelmed me. It was through the encouragement of Shawn, my mentor and friend, to not settle for less than the best God had dreamed for my life.

You can listen to the podcast here. As you hear my story, I hope you’ll allow yourself to believe God can also bring about the dream He’s placed inside of you!

From one passion to another, I hope this motivates you to chase the dreams God has placed inside of you, no matter where they may lead you!

“Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” -Psalms 37:4 NKJV