Striving to be a more effective and prepared servant
From early on in life my desire has been to follow God and serve Him in any capacity that was available to me. My grandparents, who actively involved me in the spiritual life of our family, raised me in a Christian household.
I accepted Christ as my personal savior when I was nine years old. As a teenager I felt a strong, consuming desire to do more with my life, especially as it related to life within the local church. After much prayer and spiritual counseling, I answered the call to preach when I was 16 and delivered my first sermon when I was 17, becoming the fourth generation of pastors/ministers in my family. Eventually, my responsibilities within the local church increased. I have served as Youth Minister, Associate Minister, Assistant Pastor, Interim Pastor, and Senior Pastor in churches in Missouri and Texas.
In addition to my service to the local church, I have served my local neighborhood, as well. I have served as a mentor to youth in several community-based programs. I have worked as a police officer for the City of St. Louis. Currently I serve as Executive Director of a community-based social service agency. Additionally, I also teach interdisciplinary courses for the Community College that I attended.
My goal in being a part of the Doctor of Ministry program at Central Baptist Theological Seminary is to expand my knowledge base and to be exposed to new ideas, perspectives, and practices as it relates to ministry. I hope to learn how to apply new knowledge and information so that as God continues to expand my area of influence and service, I would be a more effective and prepared servant for Him. Additionally, I want to earn an accredited doctorate degree, which would enable me to teach on the seminary and university level.