I was born in 1986, in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, to a loving family. I have an older brother who is married with three great children. I completed my Masters degree in 2011 from the University of Rhode Island in Political Science.
Since I was a boy, I have had a desire to get closer to God and live by the standards my family had instilled in me: family, respect, and dedication. Throughout the years, God has played a major role in my life: through natural disasters, a car accident, our house burning down right before Christmas when I was 7, surgery, and other life altering events. I have recognized His hand in my life and know there have been many times when He has shown me the right path, but I have gone the other way. Yet because of His faithfulness, He has brought me to where I am today, a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
My ministry goal is to bring God’s principles and values to my community. I have had to decide what kind of man I am going to be and what it means to follow Christ, and I want to help others walk with Him too. I know they will stumble and fall like I have but hopefully, together, we can become more Christ- like and bring Jesus to our community. As God changes us from within, I know that His grace will affect others around us.
Currently I am a minister with American Fellowship Church. I long to grow in my knowledge of the Scriptures and see how things work and fit together. I have read my Bible from cover to cover and seek further understanding. Getting a scholarship from CLI would help tremendously. I know the classes will be a great building block for future studies, plus they have already been a tremendous tool in helping me understand my mission and goals.
At this time in my life I do not have the means to pursue a formal Biblical degree nor would my job allow it, so I am grateful that CLI offers donation based, online, bible training. This makes it possible for me to have a good quality education while still being able to work and focus on my own personal walk with God.