Living To Serve Him

I grew up in a beautiful country town just outside of Flint, MI; your average middle class childhood.

At 14 years old, I said a prayer that changed my life forever. Many of you have said a similar prayer, mine was probably slightly different though. It went like this, “Lord, I don’t know if you’re real, but I know hell doesn’t sound fun, so if you’re real, will You come into my heart as the preacher said and save me from it?” What I didn’t know at that time, is that He not only listened, but He began doing a work in me that is still unexplainable today by anything other than God’s Grace.

I’ve always had a work ethic that would be hard to match, and began mopping floors at Hougen Manufacturing just after my 15th birthday. I dropped out of high school on my 16th birthday because I wanted to work full-time and Michigan labor laws prohibited both full-time school and work. I knew of a 22 Week Para-Military School called the Michigan Youth ChalleNGe Academy that allowed troubled youth to come and attain their GED before their graduating class and before their 18th birthday. I went there on January 14th, 2007 and graduated top of my class on June 16th, 2007. Following my graduation, I returned to Hougen Manufacturing and worked my way through every department.

“Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” – Jesus

In August of 2007, I received a call into full-time evangelical ministry. Two years later, I moved to Bourbonnais, IL to attain “An Education With A Christian Purpose” at Olivet Nazarene University. While attending ONU I had the privilege of traveling to preach at churches within their region (Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan), in representation of them. This began my ministry and I have had the privilege of traveling and preaching interdenominationally ever since.

In 2014, I connected with Tom Ziglar and he began subcontracting Ziglar’s social media to my company, Grow My Social Impact. My team took the Zig Ziglar Facebook page from 1.2 to 3.6 million followers. In January of this year, my company merged with Zig Ziglar International and we are now one in the same. I use my entrepreneurial skills to fund my ministry.

There are many great things in store, and I will walk with the Lord where He leads, step by step, hand in hand, until the day He calls me home.

How can I pray for you?