Some time after I was saved, I began to feel God calling me to vocational ministry, but thought that I wasn’t worthy enough to answer such a calling. I ignored the call, graduated from college, and began to work in the field of business.
After my son was born, I began to feel that same calling again. This time I told people I was called to preach, but thought it would be on my terms. I did not take any constructive steps to prepare myself spiritually or mentally for the task God wanted me to follow. For three years, this stayed the same. I was feeling frustrated with my career and no longer had a passion for it. This is also when I began to teach a Sunday school class and I fell in love with studying and teaching. On Easter Sunday 1997, I went forward during the invitation and cried like I have never cried before, surrendering to His wonderful call.
God has confirmed this call time and time again by providing me with a seminary education, blessing my pastoral ministry, and the support of people around me-most notably my beautiful bride of nineteen wonderful years.