This may sound a bit clichéd or scripted but I knew for a long time that there was “something” GOD wanted and needed me to do. As far back as I can remember I was always in church and a bright child with a vivid imagination. While I played well with others, I also felt the need to be alone – set apart. Growing up in faith started at home where Mom belonged to the Church of GOD International, Hebrew Pentecostal. “Every Friday night when the sun went down, we went to church and was back all day Saturday. Our “religion” called for no make-up, no pork and ladies no pants or jewelry (that may explain why I am so “extra” now). Order was what I took away from my early church experience”.
At around 12 years old I joined a Lutheran Church which taught Jesus and HIS Love. This was something that was a little new to me. While there were few members of the church who looked like me, they LOVED me. The sincerity of the Praise & Worship experience was different from my childhood church. It was a sincerity in my spirit that drew me closer to God had a profound impact during this tender age of my life.
After high school I joined Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church where I was a faithful servant for ten years. It was here that God began to speak to me about my call – loudly. Although I was barely an adult myself, I taught Adult Sunday and led the Music Department and did all I could to serve but not preach. I was ecstatic about being a servant. Many times I had been told and prophesied to that I was a preacher that I politely ignored. I told you that God had been calling, but it wasn’t until 1999 that I headed the call and was licensed to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Relocating in 2005 to the Atlanta, Georgia area had me searching for a church home and in 2006 I found one. I joined Berean Christian Church under Overseer Kerwin Lee where I am still a member serving in many areas such as the Assistant Coordinator of the Ministers, School of Biblical Studies, Drama Ministry, Outreach, Women’s Ministry Conference Speaker (to name a few). I am thankful to have graduated with honors (Summa Cum Laude) in the Spring of 2017 with my Doctorate in Ministry – Pastoral Leadership candidate.