- I have known Jesus Christ personally since I was 7 years old and have experienced His more than sufficient grace, His tender mercies, His unfathomable love, His abiding presence, His matchless wonder, His long-suffering patience, His unmerited favor, and His indelible imprint on my life! In spite of this, my life is so far from perfect but yet in the Perfect Hands of my Heavenly Father who continues, with great patience and grace, to shape me into the image of His Son, Jesus.
- I live in North Carolina with a beautiful woman, Kathleen, who has been my wife since 1988. She continues to exude strength and inspire above and beyond the obstacles she encounters as we continue to fight the battle with Multiple Sclerosis declared in 1989. You can follow our journey on Caring Bridge. <click here>
- I have 2 incredible gifts from heaven in Nathan (16) and Christine (15). They are proof that there is a God and that He loves me more than I deserve. I am amazed and humbled and delighted with the divine spark in them.
- We share life with “Buster, the Wonder Dog”, an absolute joy and without a doubt the best, most intelligent, dog on planet Earth!
- I serve at Forest Hill Church in Charlotte as one of the pastors and Life Group Directors as well as part of the teaching team.
- I have been blessed to have been raised in a loving, Christian family of Jamaican heritage with 2 great brothers, James and Gordon, a wonderful sister, Alyson, my loving mother and father, and a beloved woman, Lydoria, who partnered with my parents in raising us.
- I have been blessed with countless friends, served in great churches, and graced with divine opportunities to participate in kingdom work, a dream since I was a little boy!
- My gifts and passions include preaching/teaching, spiritual encouragement/development, music performance/production, learning, games and amusement parks. Above these, my family and my God!
My life Scripture passage:
“We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me.” Colossians 1:28-29
Church Ministry Experience:
In the churches listed below I served in leadership roles including Pastor to Junior High, Senior High, College, Singles; Pastor of Discipleship, Adult Life Development; teaching pastor,worship leader, interim pastor
- Oakgrove Baptist Church, Forest City, NC
- South Miami Heights Baptist Church, FL
- University Baptist Church, Coral Gables, FL
- Calvary Church, Charlotte, NC
- Forest Hill Church, Charlotte, NC
About Imprinted Ministries…
- Originally “Imprinted Music Ministries” was unofficially launched in 1986 by myself and one of best friends in the world, Pastor Jeff Warren, as a ministry of spiritual encouragement through music and proclamation. We had the privilege of sharing this ministry with Christian churches, youth groups and Christian organizations.
- I also titled my first solo recording project “Imprinted” in 1987 which was a collection of original tunes, where Jeff contributed to some of the writing, vocals and instrumentation.
- I carried on the name as I continued to preach teach, sing and lead worship services all over US, and into other countries. I also recorded a second solo album, and produced demos, themed projects, backgrounds, and recording projects for other folks.
- No longer involved with itinerant ministry per se, the name still describes the continued intent to edify the Body of Christ, but on the highway of the World Wide Web!
It is my sincere hope and desire that through the use of blogs, music, teaching, helpful links, resources, others will be touched and drawn to the wonder that is Christ, and transformed by His love and grace and indwelt by His Spirit. In this way, participating in the divine nature, may we be known as those who are “imprinted and living up to the mark!”
Imprinted Ministries Experience:
- Ministries: Worship Leadership; Christian concerts, special speaker, preacher/teacher, for adult and youth at retreats, campuses, revivals, churches throughout the US; Short term mission trips preaching and singing in the Bahamas, Jamaica, Korea, South Africa, Johannesburg, Mozambique;
- Recordings: 1st album recording “Imprinted”, © 1987; 2nd album recording, “Inner Challenge”, © 1991; Recording for Eva Whittington Self, “The Old Violin”, © 1998; Theme song recording “Use Your Head” for Epileptic Foundation of Florida, 1997; Theme song recording, “Rescue the Future” for A Woman’s Pregnancy Center, FL, 1992; Vocalist for “Tropical Choruses for Praise and Worship”, Shades of Praise, 1995; Vocalist on “Come and Worship” Praise Street.com, 2001