Kirk and his wife Cindy were married in June of 1993. Kirk, a self-employed financial planner, also served as the North Carolina Project Leader for the JESUS Film Project, a video that has reached millions and continues to touch lives by sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. With hearts to seek and serve Him, the couple has had, and continues to have joyous opportunities to see the Lord’s gracious hand at work in their lives.
Several years into their marriage, Kirk and Cindy had a son, Harrison. A few years later their second son, Zeke, was born, bringing more joy to their already happy home. When Zeke was around three-years-old, it was discovered that he was deaf in one ear. This was cause for concern, as Kirk and Cindy wondered what could be causing Zeke’s hearing impairment. As Kirk sought God about his little boy, he felt comforted by the words he heard Him speak. “I felt God clearly telling me that the doctors would not find anything wrong, and that He would heal Zeke,” Kirk said. Despite the opposition he encountered from some family and friends regarding his choice to believe God for his son’s healing, Kirk stood firmly on what he believed.
One day, a friend of Kirk’s told him about Andrew's Gospel Truth television program. Kirk’s friend had found him while flipping through the channels, and was struck by Andrew’s humble demeanor and clear teaching. He felt impressed to share his “findings” with Kirk.
Right away, Kirk was overwhelmed with the simplicity of Andrew’s teaching. He downloaded messages on to his iPod and began to listen regularly. “The teachings were so simple and right there in God’s Word! We had read those passages hundreds of times, but had never understood them with such clarity,” Kirk shared.
As Kirk received revelation from God’s Word, he realized that he had known the truth all along in his Spirit, and Andrew’s teaching helped him to clarify and solidify God’s goodness and His will for Zeke to be made whole.
Kirk’s faith was further strengthened as he listened to The Believer’s Authority, and he began to share the revelation he was receiving with Zeke, then nine years old, in a way he could understand. Then one night during bed-time prayers, after Kirk had attended the 2010 Atlanta GTS, he and Zeke prayed together. Zeke prayed, “God, if it takes two years, two weeks or two minutes, please manifest my healing. I know it’s already completed.”
Last November, while at his annual physical, Zeke stunned the nurse during his hearing test when she realized he could hear perfectly. She asked Zeke what had happened and he said, “My dad prayed for me.” The nurse said, “Well tell him to keep it up!” To which Zeke replied, “We don’t need to, I’m already healed!”
Today, Kirk and Cindy continue to seek and serve the Lord with grateful hearts for his goodness and mercy. In 2007, the couple adopted Lillie Mei, and in 2010 they adopted Jia Li, both from China, to complete their blessed home.