FOUNDER & CEO
I was raised by a hard-working single mom and we attended a denominational Christian church. Although we attended church most Sundays, there was no sense of a real relationship with God. Church was a segment of my life to qualify me as a “good person.” I was trying to be a good guy and do the right things, but life was simply not as fulfilling as I wanted it to be.
Like many people, I became stressed at work and stressed as a dad and husband. I increasingly relied on sinful areas and bad habits to escape this stress. I became caught in a cycle of sin, guilt, and repentance. I felt like this sin created chains on my heart that kept me from experiencing God’s love, grace, and mercy.
After I truly committed my life to Jesus in 2000, I still continued to be lost and confused, but I also was convicted by the Holy Spirit of things that needed to be changed in my life: sin areas, idolizing my kids, idolizing my role as a dad, and expecting my wife or job to be responsible for my happiness. God was not #1 in my life. Although I struggled, I was also aware that I was learning and growing spiritually, but it was a slow process.
A MIRACULOUS HEALING
Then in 2013, I experienced a miraculous healing. This happened at a very unexpected time. I was in a doctor’s office having a minor surgical procedure done, and while the medical personnel were out of the room, I was watching an interview of a sports figure who had overcome some sin areas in his life that were similar to mine. It was as if God was right in the room talking directly to me.
Then the man in the interview said something I will never forget, “to surrender is to win.” I immediately sensed a double-meaning. First, I needed to surrender the idea that I had my sin areas under control. Second, I needed to completely surrender to God. I was deeply touched, my chest was pounding, and tears came to my eyes. What happened in those moments was a healing by God. After that, my life immediately began to change.
CHANGED THROUGH FAITH
I walked out of that doctor’s office a changed person; changed through faith. I believed in the healing and accepted it in faith and with complete gratitude. The sinful habits I had struggled with for so many years were destroyed and taken away instantly. Those chains on my heart I talked about earlier? Broken…Gone. My response, both then and now, has been the same: living each day from a posture of surrender and praise.
Was my whole life instantly better? No. But I could now begin to seek God fully with my whole heart. I did this in practical ways, like studying God’s word, worshiping Him daily, talking with other men, and praying more frequently and boldly. As I did these things, I changed and I grew in my faith. I also became a better dad and husband, and I started living a much more fulfilling life in Christ.
MY HOPE FOR YOU
We never fully “arrive,” but life for me is now much more joyous and peaceful. That is what I want for you. I want to help you get there faster than I did and be supported and encouraged while you do! My life was radically changed through faith and yours can be too
Thanks for visiting!
Founder & Executive Director
Changed Through Faith Ministries