I grew up in church, but I was never into it. I was the “good Christian boy” for a while, but eventually I dropped the faith label altogether. I went after anything that came into my head, and went wherever the lust of my flesh led me. I became a vehement enemy of Christianity, as the religion I saw. Raging with anger, drowning in pain, and swallowed by darkness; I slowly descended into a living hell. But I had parents who knew how to pray.
To make a long story short, I found myself lying face up on a church floor, being filled with an intoxicating peace that changed my life. I suddenly came face to face with a Spirit that I had been warring against my whole life–yet all His presence did was fill me with the understanding that I was loved and valued. I decided that truly this was God, and I would spend the rest of my life chasing Him.
I had a small background in piano and voice (but not enough to do much with), and fortunately, I was part of a youth group that desperately needed a piano player–and so I picked up the instrument I had abandoned in elementary school. The band dissolved quickly, but I fell in love with worship. I began to spend hours alone with a piano and God, worshiping Him for the sake of worship. At other times I would pour over the Word of God, searching out it’s truths–wrestling with the knowledge of God. Soon, God opened doors for to preach and speak those truths, or lead people in worship. This is how I find myself now where I am at.
Currently, I am a worship leader on the prayer room staff at the Chattanooga House of Prayer. If you are unfamiliar with it, ChattHOP is a community of believers that have come together to seek the face of God in their city. Aside from that, I do freelance ministry whenever I can. It is my passion to to love and follow Jesus with my life and pull as many people into that same lifestyle as I can. I desire to see the Church flourish as a Bride fervently in love with Jesus, and walking in power, holiness, and identity. God has such a desire to bring a people close to His heart, and He is worthy to receive honor and glory, and the fullness of every whim.
He’s just so glorious.