My journey to my personal salvation and acceptance of Christ as my Lord and savior actually is an interesting story in itself. I was baptized and confirmed as a member of the Baptist Church at the young age of five. I was living in Meridian, Mississippi at the time due to my father being involved in the US Navy and always moving from one base to another. For the next six years of my life, I was truly devoted to the Church and attended every service, event or function that was hosted by the Church.
I was eleven years old and back home in my hometown of Detroit, Michigan when my salvation had taken a detour per say. In 1997, I got sucked into the life of fast money, drugs, and even gangs. I became a member of the street gang, The Crips. I was making a lot of money and had totally lost sight of everything I had worked so hard to establish within my life as a Christian. I literally had made a turn for worse in my life and was getting dangerous and worse by the minute.
Fast forward a few years when the Lord had intervened in my life because He could see that it was going downhill at a rather fast pace. I was in jail facing 28 years in prison because I had received a money order from my representative payee that handled my money received from serving in the Army. I took the money order into a local store and attempted to cash it. I was not aware that it would turn out to be a fake money order. I requested to speak to the chaplain at the jail and asked for help to get me right with the Lord I once knew.
In Silas Marner by George Eliot, she wrote of Silas Marner's different changes of love. In the beginning of the book, he focused his love on the lady who had captured his heart but then it turned to money. As the story ends, he found true love in his daughter Eppie. She greatly displayed how love can change from greed to the true, eternal love. When living in Lantern Yard, Silas's attachment to ...
That night, in my cell, I fell to my knees and gave my life back to Jesus. From that day on, I have gotten back involved with the Church and focused my energy and passion into the Church. In 2009, I studied hard and learned everything I needed to know to serve in the Church. In 2010, I opened my Para-ministry, Spiritual United Ministries International. I was also certified as a Christian Chaplain by the International Federation of Christian Chaplains.
In 2011, I became a Pastor with the Kingdom Destiny Ecumenical Fellowship under the direction and guidance of my Spiritual Father, The Bishop Cory Michael Best. In 2011, I received my Doctor of Education Degree in Theology and Biblical Counseling, as well as, my Doctor of Philosophy in Education in Religious Studies from Woodfield University. I graduated from both programs with a 3. 94 GPA and received Summa Cum Laude Honors. I have been much happier ever since I have returned to the Lord and have not looked back since.
I have also written three books, one poetry book and I am actually in the process of working on an autobiography that outlines my life from day one. In 2012, I launched Operation: Safehome. We specialize in assisting victims who have gotten caught up in the Human Trafficking, Sex Slavery and Traveling Magazine and door-to-door Sales trades get safe haven, as well as, the securement of Greyhound or Airplane Tickets home to their hometown where they were originally lured into the life of Human Trafficking.
In conclusion, I believe that I have lived a life full of twists, turns and all around craziness and I pray every day that the Lord continues to give me the courage to face these demons and the strength to back them down so that I will never fall off of the path of righteousness and His salvation. I have also used my life as a tool to help others come to know Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.