Senior Bishop of Operation & Ministry Foundation
“For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. For in fact the body is not one member but many.” 1 Corinthians 12:12-14
On March 2001, the calling to serve the Lord became a reality that present the truth in so many ways that the vision of becoming a man of God was close at hand. As a man of God, the nature of life was never easy, for I have always knew the concept to serve God was real, for I was born into a family of servants for the Kingdom of God.
As a godson of a pastor and first lady for the “West-side Baptist Church of Chicago” and a son of a very strong evangelist, I could only dream about preaching and teaching the word of God, for I felt that God had over looked me and I would not be a part of that structure that was built by his love. In time I found myself walking away, and begin to make a path for my own way of life. Now trust me when I say this path of life was not good intentions, nor as it approved by my family in any way shape or form, but I needed to find out who I was in life, and what was my true purpose and not what others told me to believe.
Needless to say my decision lead me on a path that not only caused me to be a outsider to my love ones, but also caused me to remove any source of faith from my very mind and soul. I was my own creation, my own builder for a greater future, my own teacher, at least that is what I thought at that time.
These same thoughts is what I see in our youth of today, not realizing that was a decree that would sooner or later destroy them not only physically, but also spiritually, mentally, and even emotionally, causing them to feel empty, lost, and even unfulfilled in so many ways, searching for answers to filled that blank void of what was once known as a soul of a man
Only fools actually believe they are out-thinking, out-witting, and building without God, for in time as you continue to seek out the answers you need, your hunger become so strong you find yourself doing things you couldn’t imagine, and the pain you try to hide begin to turns into mistrust, anger, confusion, and destructive behavior, you don’t care who you hurt. Love don’t live inside of you any longer, and even others try to love you, you push them away not because you don’t love them, but because you don’t want to hurt them, and you don’t want them to go through this pain with you
These actions are not of a man, but of a child trying to be a man. I learn all this the hard way. Instead of achieving my goals, I end up placing those deep goals and vision so far in my mind, I end up facing a struggle I thought would never happen to me, and there was no turning back, there was no changing what took place, and for 13 yrs, God made sure I had only time on hand but to focus, to open up my eyes and see the truth for what it really was and not what I wanted it too be.
Since my life changing actions, I have been serving God to the fullest, reaching out to our youth, young adults, men and women of different communities, so they don’t make the same mistakes I once made, but to be know how to build a personal relationship with the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. I have been blessed to be a strong part of growth and development within the spirit of Christ.
Establishing programs, ministries, support groups, and even Gospel media platforms that help changed so many lives. You too can also be a strong part of the movement of “Life”…. Don’t just think about it, come forth, our doors are open for you.