I was born and raised in Little Rock. My dad, mom, and two brothers went to a small church called Primrose United Methodist Church. I was involved with the youth group there and “got saved” because I thought that’s what you were supposed to do and everyone else was doing it. However, I really never took the time to understand what all that meant and I had no heart connection with God. I was just going through the motions. When I got a little older I started to make my own choices and strayed away from the church. During that time away I got into drugs, casual sex, and run-ins with the law.
As I looked back, the Lord began to work on me a few months after graduating high school, because I started to think about my life, church, and God. I remember thinking I can’t keep living this way, and I needed a change, but where do I start? Then I got a call from my cousin that said there was a full-time job available at a church named Fellowship. After watching and talking to people at Fellowship the more God pulled on my heart-strings. A little while after that God really got my attention, I had my first son that was stillborn. I started questioning my life and the choices I was making. I started trying to change my ways. I realized quickly that this was not going easy and couldn’t do it by myself. Then on Mother’s Day of that year, I asked my mom if there was anything she wanted. She said she would like for me and my brothers to come to church with her. I really enjoyed the service and the pastor, so I started going regularly to Friendly Chapel. A year before I got married, I consciously made a decision to accept Christ as my Savior! Since then God continues to turn me into the man He wants me to be, the husband and father that my wife and kids need me to be. Praise the Lord!
My hope for Fellowship is that God will keep the church on the mission to reach people and make disciples. I hope that God stirs the heart of everyone that is involved with Fellowship to make it their own mission to make disciples. I think this is great for Fellowship because many churches will tell you to go out and make disciples but rarely teach and equip you with how to do so. I hope that Fellowship’s mission to make disciples affects all campuses, cities, states, and countries.