About me

People always want to know, “What qualifies you to do and say the things that you do?” For the longest time I allowed that question to stop me from doing what I felt called to do. I do not have a college degree, but I do have a PhD in pain and suffering. I earned it in the gutter and on the streets; if you have walked through pain and suffering, you have one, too.  My university wasn’t confined within four walls. If you want to know what my school looked like, close your eyes and imagine yourself traveling the country without a home. Imagine what life would be like without the protection and sense of safety a house or apartment provides. Imagine yourself caught up in drug culture and the sex industry while trying to find answers to the critical questions: Is there a God? What am I here for? Is there such a thing as absolute truth?  I don’t have a framed piece of paper hanging on my wall or a professor who can stand up on my behalf and say that I was their student and that I did in fact pass their courses, but I have the knowledge of what it looks like in those places that many people only experience by proxy. I have the wisdom that comes from applying the knowledge acquired living on the streets and in the gutters in my walk as one who believes in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. What gives me the right to try to reach a dying and broken world for Christ? It’s true; I did not study the Bible in an established setting. I didn’t sit in a classroom and read books about the brokenness of the world and the effects living in that broken world has on a person…but I do have the first-hand experience of living and participating in that world. I know what it’s like to have the arms of a loving Creator reach down into the murky depths of sin and depravity and reveal His love right in the thick of it. I think that’s a good place to start.


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