I gave my life over to the Lord completely in 2007, and that has been the best decision of my entire life. I had been fighting it for a few years out of an unwillingness to surrender my life to God and a knowledge that once I did surrender, there would be no turning back. I recognized God for who He was, as I had been taught since childhood, and I knew that I could never “play” with Him. However, after a developing a life changing friendship with my current first lady and co-worker, Min. Gia Roberts who is also the founder of Lifestyle of the Believer, I decided to give myself to the Lord, flaws and all, and I have never regretted it.
Once I became a dedicated Christian, I immediately knew that just “being a Christian” would never be enough. There was something in me that demanded more. I remember clearly sitting in church one Sunday and watching as the ministers prayed for someone and saying to God, “I want to go as far in you as I can.” I didn’t know where that came from, but it struck a chord in me. God would never let me sit on the bench and be a sideline Christian. He expected me to work. This was immediately apparent when I was asked to be the head of the Young Adult’s Singles Ministry. This was incredible for me because I was still learning and growing in Christ, but God used this appointment to teach me how to hear from Him and to study His word.
Being the YASM director forced me out of my shyness and made me more confident in leadership and in the Word. I had to get out of my comfort zone and before I knew it I was asked to prepare a short message. My pastor and first lady, who were and still are my mentors, were my biggest supporters and they saw in me what I did not see in myself. God used them to challenge the way that I saw myself and to redefine who I was. I was given more opportunities to serve in the church and as I grew in my relationship with God, my desire to do more for the Kingdom also grew. In 2012, I sat down with my pastor and discussed my desire to be a minister. After gaining approval from the church body, I became a lay minister and became a licensed minister of the Church of God of Prophecy at the end of 2014.
I am currently enrolled in Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where I am pursuing a Master's in Religion.