Graduation Date - December 2021
I had been physically and verbally abused by my father, as well as bullied by my older brother into my teenage years. I was also sexually abused for 7 years by an older boy. This led to a struggle with my identity and abuse of substances such as alcohol. Christ laid hold of me at the age of 15. I was in my 3rd year of high school. His pursuit of me took place over a period of 7 months, through the persistence of classmates sharing the gospel and love of God with me. I was born again in July of 1998.
I have been involved in ministry at various levels and through various times in my walk with the Lord. However, I recently came to realize that I did not understand the Lord or His Word as I ought to. My knowledge of Him was skewed by charismatic experience/Word of Faith teachings rather than being firmly founded on scriptural truth and Biblical doctrine. This is when I made the decision to attend seminary. So that I may no longer fall foul to every wind of doctrine and also may not lead others astray from the Truth.
It is also my desire to pastor God’s flock as an associate pastor. To minister His word to His people and tending to their needs as the Lord enables me. I would like to start a ministry to help abandoned or fatherless children. As a part of this ministry, counselling of abused children/teens/young adults. So that they may know their identity and destiny which the Father in His fore-knowledge pre-ordained for them to fulfil for His glory.It is my hope that this ministry will be far reaching and have at its center the gospel of Jesus Christ, not any one person or personality. As well as being based on biblical counselling and not modern-day psycho-spiritual or New Age methods.