Education: Graduate of Shaw High School in East Cleveland, OH, and Ohio University in Athens, OH.
I have attended various teaching and training classes for nearly 30 years on a local, state, and national level.
Comment to those looking at my sermons: I hope you enjoy the out take of the Word of God and the way God has shown it to me. I hope to add more in the near future.
Sermon or series that made a difference: In 1998, a sermon titled "Do you Smell what the Rock is cookin'?" I was a young minister finding my way. A lot of the "seasoned saints", didn't take to well and were spurned. However the young people were excited, understand what God has in store for them. That sermon, helped me find myself, and how God could used me above and beyond in spite of.
One of my favorite illustrations: I love comparing a story from the bible to today's times; colloquialisms
Family: I am the oldest of 2 children. Me and my little sister are both ministers.
What my parents think of my sermons: Well it has come full circle. My parents weren't to keen on my non-traditional ways. Now they are my biggest supporters, always buying CDs/DVDs to give to their family members and others.
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She is normally analytical, being she is a minister herself. She always says, "don't get up there and say nothing too crazy".
Best advice given to me about preaching: Be the preacher God has called you to be, not to be anybody else. Some preaching idolize other preachers and try to be just like them and not themselves, so much to the point that they are compared to them. God called you not to be some other preacher, but the preacher he has for you to be.
"Don't let nobody beat you at being you!"
The late Rev. Charles Small
Books that have had an impact: Can you Stand to be Blessed? (T. D. Jakes)
No More Excuses (Tony Evans)
Preaching through a Storm
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Hobbies: Bowling (good), basketball (bad), singing (in between), cooking for wife, family prayer time.
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Don't let this day go by without you changing something in your life that can increase your walk with God.
Something funny that happened while preaching: Hmmm....what hasn't happened???
-I stood up to preach and had a bad wedgie :) ;
-I was at a AME Zion Church, and thanked "Liberty Hill Baptist Church" for having me;
-I had a woman introduce me at a church before I preached, she made me sound dynamic, then turned and she asked "what's your name again?";
-Turned the light on the podium, and it short circuited out;
OK, I can stop there
What I want on my tombstone: SAVED!