I was raised by loving Christian parents in the suburbs of Fort Worth, Texas.
When I was a young man I had no idea what a calling was, not to mention what mine was to be. At the age of 16, I gave my life to Christ, and approached my pastor with the desire to go into the ministry. I felt love and unity from fellow Christians and the blessings of service.
Because of family religious pressure, my passion to become a minister soon became discouragement.
Years later that I realized that no matter what my situation or profession was, I could still be a minister of Christ and family pressures would not impede me.
I can now see I was being called, even from an early age to serve God. It wasn't until I started working with at-risk children, challenged youth and prison inmates that I felt strongly about using my profession to serve God and share His love with others.
I realize my Heavenly Father has woven a tapestry with my life, giving me opportunities to use these gifts for His kingdom, among my brothers and sisters.