As a kid sports were my passion. They were what I ran to when times got tough. As I got older the bigger the sports became. In high school I was a two sport athlete that solely focused on athletics rather than putting effort into academics.
I had grown up hearing about Jesus and knew what it meant to follow him. In fact, my sophomore year in high school I made the decision to follow Him. However, I was running from God and did not want anything to do with Him. Instead, I wanted to have fun my way. My way led me to rock bottom and almost killed me. But, as I laid in the hospital bed. I called out to God to forgive me. When I finished my prayer, this lady came in to my room to clean. Not knowing that I had just prayed or what was wrong, she told me everything was ok and to give God the Glory. Just minutes after she left, the cardiologist came back into the room and told me that my valve was no longer constricted, and that my heart was as healthy as could be. I left the hospital that day with no medication, and no follow up appointment scheduled. However, my life was forever changed as my passions and desires were brand new.
My second semester, was a complete start over for me. As I continued to grow in my faith I was led to the Baptist Collegiate Ministry. The BCM has played a huge part in my life as I gained friends that discipled me. After a few months at the BCM I knew that God was calling me to ministry. I still have no idea why but I wouldn't change it for anything!
Sports Ministry in Cincinnati
Just a year removed from alcohol and drugs, I found myself leading a bible study. Still amazed how fast God changed my life. Today I serve on the BCM leadership team as the leader of Sports Ministry and the Outlet coordinator. The Outlet is our weekly service so its my job to coordinate it and make sure everything runs smoothly. I'm truly humbled at the opportunity to serve a gracious God.
The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed, and will bring me safely to His heavenly kingdom; to Him be the glory forever and ever Amen. -2 Timothy 4:18