Jagged Veil is Alec B. Wade…and friends
One of the keys to getting to know me, and thus the Jagged Veil blog, is to discover a few of my passions. First, I love my girls; ages 9 and 12 and all of their various activities and interests. Secondly, I am passionate about preaching, teaching, and speaking to groups and communities, and enabling encounters with Christ. Thirdly, I cannot stop reading. Despite trying to behave differently throughout the years, I can often be found, sometimes to my own detriment, with my nose stuck in a book or glued to an e-reader. I read a broad range of genres: Christian culture, theology, technology, thrillers, sci-fi, fantasy, espionage, and more. I like to think that my reading habits have positively impacted my other passions. Others may or may not agree.
I graduated from Evangel University with a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Communications. After college, I spent a number of years as a youth pastor in both a non-denominational church, as well as an Assemblies of God church. I loved both experiences; the people, and of course “the kids,” I met and worked with at both locations. After getting married and having a new-born, I caught the graduate school bug. I went back to school, at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, and eventually graduated with a Master of Divinity degree. After graduation, my life did not follow the idealized career path I had conceptualized.
I have occasionally served as a sunday school teacher, sunday school superintendent, and guest speaker. I have also worked in a variety of secular industries as well. I have worked in the credit card industry, personal and home loan industry, and most recently in the computer tech-support industry. While my various roles in these industries has been alternately interesting, inspiring, and challenging, they have not sufficiently fulfilled my spiritual passion. To that end, I am creating this blog. It is my desire that my thoughts, and maybe inspired insights, will challenge or cultivate conversation and growth within individuals and communities of Christians. I have to be honest. I also wouldn’t mind if my blogs resulted in additional speaking, teaching, or writing opportunities.
Thanks for taking the time to read this abbreviated personal history. I hope you enjoy Jagged Veil.