I have been in full time ministry for over nine years now and are loving every minute of it. In October 2009, we were given a great vision to begin a ministry named Uprising Movement. Our goal is simple – to raise up passionate followers of Jesus and to make Him known in our city, in our generation. Our prayer for Uprising Movement comes out of Isaiah 62:1 (NLT): “Because I love this city, because my heart yearns for her, I cannot remain silent. I will not stop praying for her until her righteousness shines like the dawn, and her salvation blazes like a burning torch.” My desire is to be a torch for God who sets cities and nations ablaze for His glory and to equip, empower and mobilize people to do the same where they work, go to school, and live – in their city, nation, and generation. We are moving forward with this vision in the following ways:
Evangelism – I have traveled all over the nation and seen hundreds of people give their lives to Jesus and thousands of people healed by the power of God. I speak at conferences as well as at local churches to support pastors in ministering to their people, praying for the sick, leading the lost to Jesus, and helping to build their local church. I partner with local pastors, youth pastors, and ministries on how to grow the church, facilitate small groups, provide discipleship training for alter call ministry, and build and train their teams. I also explain strategies on how to get into local public schools, serve the schools, start ministries in schools, or join existing local ministries in the schools. Students must be equipped, empowered, and mobilized to get involved in leading and or joining these ministries on their campus. In addition, I minister in various homeless outreach ministries to feed and clothe people in need, get them saved, and connect them to the local church.
Campus Director – I work with Gary Newell and Outreach America as their Campus Director. Eighty-seven percent of biracial single parent kids end up dead or incarcerated by the age of thirty. Many students today have distorted beliefs about God and the Bible. This generation of youth has redefined Christianity according to their culture, not according to truth. The lost are not running to the church, so we MUST go get them. It does matter what our students believe about God and His Word. Outreach America has ministered on more than 500 high school and college campuses across this nation. I am a motivational speaker in middle schools, high schools, and college campuses. I also work as a Chaplin with the launching of Veritas Sports Academy, a radical, “never been done before” approach to reaching a lost generation with the message of Christ through the world of athletics. Check out outreachamerica.org for more information about the ministries and impact of Outreach America.
The U – Fifty percent of the Earth’s population is fifteen years old or younger, and seventy percent are 20 years old and younger! There are 25,189 high school and middle school students in Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties. These numbers are not seen in the church today. Eighty-seven percent of young people that go to church while growing up and graduate from high school will never come back to church. It is time to go and get them for the Kingdom.
In our society today, church has the reputation of being old, boring, and irrelevant. We want to create an atmosphere where young adults can encounter God and learn practically how to live for Jesus. We are officially a campus organization and will be doing Bible studies and small groups to unite students on campus. We currently are on the campus on Northern Kentucky University and are planning to start a service on or by local colleges, high schools and middle schools in the Tri-state Area. As an outreach from The U, we have planned to target families in need and give them dinner, groceries and gifts for holidays as well as minister to them. We believe in reaching out to the local community and helping those that are in need.