Hello, My name is Christopher Bryant, I currently am a musician at the House of God Church in Cleveland, OH. I was born and raised in Cleveland. I am the last of 9 Children. and most of my family is in some type of Ministry. I am currently unemployed but God is providing.
I came to know Jesus Christ by witnessing the faith of my mother. She was a praying woman whose knees received much use. As I grew up watching her and worshiping at the church where we all belonged, I became thirsty to know her God for myself. I prayed a prayer that day, repenting of my sins and asking Him to come into my heart and life as both Savior and Lord. I was baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost and my local church and currently serve as a musician.
My ministry dream is a bit abstract. As a young man, 23 years old at the time of this writing, I have a burning desire and passion to see the church revived and my generation transformed. I see a lack of solid apologetics at the laymember, deacon and sometimes even the ministerial level. The church does not know how to defend herself. My generation is suffering from an identity crisis and the church doesn’t know who it is either. So my ministry goal is to help bridge that gap, connecting young adults to timeless truths in a real, relevant and transformative way.
A Scholarship at Christian Leaders Institute will allow me to have a foundation in apolegetics, ministry and leadership so that I can know what I’m talking about, rightly divide the Word of truth, discover the truths that the church had obfuscated and lost, and help restore them to my generation. It will also help me establish myself as a credible leader, because my generation has a skepticism that makes them ask, “how do you know…” and “what qualifies you to….” Lastly, because I plan on entering the ordained ministry, a scholarship at CLI will enable me to have a foundation for future ministry.
If you wish to pray for me in this endeavor, pray that people will be open and receptive to the evidences of the Faith. Pray that I have the wisdom to present the information in a way that people can easily understand. And Pray that their savation follows as a result.
Mark has finished the Christian Basics Certificate. He continues to advance his Training to Preach the Gospel thanks to generous donors of Christian Leaders Institute.