Born in Little Rock, I was always involved in church youth activities. One of my biggest mentors was the late Doris Nash. She taught me a lot about Christ during my youth. At the age of thirteen, I surrendered my life to Christ in an effort to walk in His light. I remember that day like it was yesterday.
During this season we often moved a lot so my church home was whatever was the closest to where I lived. I spent most of my youth at New Hope (COCIC) in Wrightsville. It was here that God introduced me to his loving grace and put it into action. I was a part of the youth choir and adult choir, praise team, and usher board. At one point we even made it to the State Choir. I loved singing His name and being a part of something that I knew was dear to my heart. During this time God showed me that a loving and caring spirit can influence others to want to become closer to Him through me. What I remember most about those days was all the fun that we had just serving God and people, and just being a teenager.
By the age of sixteen I was a God-fearing man walking the easy path in life. God showed me that he had a bigger plan in store for me and that I would go on to do bigger and better things in His namesake. The Lord blessed me to be a blessing in others life by allowing me to direct other teens in the right direction through His words. I would always tell friends that no matter what is going on in your life, it is a test of faith. Every day we are tested and put on the front line of a war against the enemy, and it is only through faith that we overcome those obstacles. God has blessed me so much in my life since accepting Him as my savior. He has brought me out of that little box and has continued to open doors for me that I thought would remain closed forever. I now know that through faith that nothing is impossible.
My hope for Fellowship is that God continues to work in the hearts of His people and to continue to bless Fellowship to be the blessing of such a huge community. To bring His people closer to Him through outreach programs and community involvement. To spread the word of God and to show through faith and grace anything is possible – not only here in Little Rock but across the entire nation.