Although my home was not a bad home, I was not raised in a Christian home. I do not remember a time that my family ever attended church together. As a child up through my teen years, I never heard a clear presentation of the Gospel.
During my early years I was focused on myself and attaining what I wanted. I kept high enough grades in middle school and high school just to play sports. I had the opportunity to play sports in college but that opportunity ended due to numerous knee injuries.
At the age of 18, I met a young lady who invited me to church. I went to church with her, because I wanted to date her. After attending several church services and hearing the Gospel, I realized that I was a sinner destined for hell. The church I was attending had a revival meeting in an old brush arbor behind the church. It was here that I yielded to the convicting power of the Holy Spirit and trusted the Lord as my Savior.
I got married shortly after getting saved. My wife and I attended church regularly. God blessed us with four beautiful daughters. God began working in our lives and gave us the opportunity to assist in the youth group at our home church. We worked alongside other adults for a few years and eventually I became the youth director. I currently still hold this position; however through a series of events, many changes have and are continually occurring.
In 2004, I had my first seizure and was later diagnosed with epilepsy. At the time, I was working full time in law enforcement. My license was revoked due to my seizure condition. I had to be driven to work and home from work by a co-worker or family member.
In 2007, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and Diabetes. After a medical evaluation my doctors determined that I needed to retire from law enforcement because of my medical condition. I had worked in law enforcement for eighteen years including ten years in Vice/Narcotics as an undercover detective as well as being a member of the SWAT team for six years. I loved my job and planned to spend at least 30 years working in this career.
In 2008, I was called to preach and started attending Bible College.
In 2009, the door opened for me to become the Youth Director at Lighthouse Baptist Church in Welcome, NC.
In 2011, I was called into the ministry of Evangelism.
I firmly believe God used the numerous medical issues to get my attention and refocus my direction. I want my life to be used to honor and glorify my Savior. I hold to the promise of His Word, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28. Through my testimony I want Jesus Christ to be glorified.