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I was born and raised in Southaven, Mississippi. My father has been a pastor for approximately 40 years. I was baptized at the age of seven, and I attended church every Sunday. The only problem was I did not have a relationship with God. At the age of twenty one I truly asked God to come into my life and save me. God has continued to transform my life daily.

I preached my first sermon in June 2004 on father’s day. My father has been a wonderful mentor in my life. I’ve learned the importance of humility by watching how he treats others. Also, God divinely exposed me to three wonderful mentors that helped change my life forever. All three of these wonderful preachers were homeless. They helped me to understand insights of God’s word, and they also taught me about the Spiritual battles that we face. They showed me the importance of our dependence on God and how to stay away from the deceptions of the devil.

After Graduating in 2005 from the University of Memphis, I went to work for Youth Villages. During that initial year I knew that God wanted to strengthen my understanding of the Bible. So I started seminary in the summer of 2006. I was employed at Fed-Ex Ground in the summer of 2007. I believed God was leading me to spend more time building His Kingdom. I thought I could use the time that I spent loading trucks to witness to more people. I struggled with this for awhile because I had a wife, two kids, and a baby on the way. Nevertheless, a scripture continued to play over and over in my mind, “seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and everything else will be added.” Then I started rationalizing with God; I said, “Well God I heard that Paul was a tent maker, and I know he did a pretty good job at this witnessing thing.” Nevertheless, the scripture seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness continued to play over and over in my mind. Then it dawned on me that the disciples dropped everything. I did not know exactly which road God wanted me to take, so I continued to pray. Eventually, I came to the conclusion to leave Fed Ex to pursue the calling God placed on my life. So I set out to witness five days a week hoping that God would add a way for me to support my family. About two weeks later I received a call from a fellow student who told me about an internship at Germantown Baptist. They had started a program that was based on witnessing and training others how to witness, and they were looking for paid interns. Well hallelujah, God’s promises never fail. Now through Germantown Baptist’s leadership, support, and organization we have partnered up to seek, save, and disciple the lost.