I have felt called to ministry ever since I was a little child. Our preacher was the person I most admired. The cemetery my grandfather was buried in had a few tombstones with open Bibles in top of them. I would stand at the tombstones and preach at four years old, before I could even read! I learned to read when I went to school. I got some gerbils when I was 8 or 9. I would then take my Bible and preach to the gerbils. I began reading my way through the Bible at 11 years old and I got saved at a revival when I was twelve. I have read the Bible in its entirety three times. By the time I was twenty, several people suggested that I enter the ministry. I felt unworthy because I cussed, told dirty jokes, and had other flaws that I felt would disqualify me for ministry. I began attending a church in 2013 after a long hiatus. I was even mentored by a kind pastor. However, I had gotten off track spiritually and theologically and left that church in favor of Messianic Judaism. Now I am back on track and actively pursuing ministry. I have even preached a few times. So far, I have only gotten one interview as most places require a master's degree in divinity in addition to five years of relevant experience. But, I keep plugging away in the job search. I know a church will eventually hire me and I only apply to places where I feel called.
He has a thick Appalachian accent and a magnificent beard. He is also married to Mary Ball