I was raised in a Christian home but turned from all things of God as a young teenager. I wanted to be accepted by my peers so badly that I did just about anything to fit in, the crazier the better. I found that within certain circles I could be the life of the party and that’s who I set out to be. That lifesytle continued into adulthood, getting worse as I got older. Because I was never truly at peace with myself and my lifestyle, I constantly filled my emptiness with sinful things I thought made me happy.
One Sunday morning when I was 28, I found myself in a small SBC church with my fiancee. We were looking for a pastor to perform our wedding. She heard the Gospel preached and responded by giving her life to Christ. I realized at that moment I had known all my life that I needed Jesus but had refused to follow Him in pursuit of my own desires. I knew He was the only way to eternal life and I also knew the only way my life would ever have any real hope was if I followed Him.
After accepting Christ, we got married and found a great church in VA. I soon found myself teaching Sunday School, Bible studies, became a deacon, and in 2003 became youth pastor at our church. God has blessed me tremendously in all areas of my life. I am happier right now than at any other time in my 35 years. Most importantly, however, is the fact that one day, after spending my earthly life serving Him, I will spend eternity wtih my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Check out my Church: Smyrna Baptist Church, Dinwiddie, VA