faith and belief in God have always been a source of strength.
First and foremost, I am a child of God – a spiritual being
with a physical manifestation, rather than a physical
being with a spiritual
element. My spirituality permeates my personal relationships,
my business interactions, and my volunteer activities.
I thank the Lord every day
for allowing me to see another day, for the food before
me when I eat, and for the people he has brought into
my life. In reading Bible
scripture on a daily basis, I strive
to allow God's word to be the compass that guides my life.
up, I attended St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church
(A.M.E.) in Hightstown, NJ. When I returned from England
to the United States,
I joined Morning Star Baptist Church in
Mattapan, MA, led by Pastor John M. Borders, III. Morning
Star Baptist Church is committed to improving the quality
of life for its members
and residents of the surrounding community, spiritually
and economically. After leaving Boston, MA, and returning
to New Jersey, I joined First
Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, NJ (pictured above),
where Deforest "Buster" Soaries,
Jr. is the Senior Pastor. Worship, Discipleship, Stewardship,
Fellowship and Caring Nurture are the cornerstones for
conducting ministry at
First Baptist Church. These tenets provide
a means for the members to remain in fellowship with one
another while serving
and being served.
Today, I worship regularly at First
Baptist Church and endeavor to grow closer to God and
to better understand His plan
for my life such that I can carry it out.