In the fall of 2005, I sat, distressed, on a two man bunk-bed in a cell at the Hernando, Mississippi Desoto County Jail. Depression had led me first to drugs and alcohol and now to cell block D; 20 cells and 40 men locked up for anything from drug possessions to violent crimes. I had no previous incursions as a law breaker; when I was arrested for possession of a controlled substance I failed to meet the conditions of judification. I would now live my life a branded man, a felon.I would serve 6 months in jail and be released not only branded, but brand new. The jail invited pastors of different denominations to come nightly, 3 times on Sunday, for the purpose of reaching the lost souls in perdition. Though skeptical at first, I soon found myself pleading for Jesus to come into my heart and make me a new man. He granted my pleas and put me upon a path of righteousness. No longer would I live a self-centered life, but an inspired one.Upon release, I moved to Florida where I lived with my Mother and Step-Father (Rev. Curtis Lynn). I would continue my biblical studies as a disciple of Christ. I had been given a gift; a hunger for knowledge pertaining to all things spiritual. I was able to consume large amounts of information while bearing little interest in the wasteful habits of my past. I had inherited a passion to teach, lead, and minister to the lost; to those in the darkness that I had once occupied.I began attending multiple churches and seeking out various ministries while helping my Step-Father to achieve his goal for revival. This would eventually lead me and the family to Springboro, Ohio where a church planting opportunity had recently become available. Due to unforeseen circumstances and the worsening of Rev. Curtis Lynn’s emphysema, we soon found ourselves relying on the charity of family in Dayton, Ohio.I am currently meeting, greeting, and serving local ministries as I pursue my education, in order to serve the Lord and give back all that I have been given and more.
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