SWEET HOME ALABAMA
There's no place like home!
It was during the summer break of 1987, while visiting my dad in the Midwest that all of my years of running from God came to an end. I had a dramatic encounter with Jesus Christ and soon after, I answered His call to the ministry. Since then, I have shared my story and the gospel of Jesus Christ in Israel, the Island of Mauritius, Nigeria, and all over America. I have served as a youth pastor, senior pastor, church planter, educator, counselor, leader, I authored four books and have been in the ministry for 35 years. In 2002 I received an honorary Ph.D. from Pilgrims University in Nigeria after teaching their seminary for one month. They considered my book Grace Abuse equal to a thesis and felt that my years of ministry warranted it. For a short season in 2008, I served as a pastor of a church in Washington, D.C. (that I helped plant in 2003) until I spoke out against the leadership promoting Obama and his pro-abortion platform from the pulpit.
At the end of 2008, I felt the call of God to return home to Alabama to start a new church. On January 11, 2009, we launched Fire & Grace Church in the Auburn/Opelika area. Then, in 2018, we started Fire & Grace School of Ministry. Our church and school broadcasts reached 80,000-100,000 viewers every month from almost every nation in the world until YouTube terminated our channel with 24,000 subscribers after I announced my candidacy.
My wife, Nancy, and I live in Cusseta with our youngest daughter Faith and our five dogs. We have a total of five children between us and three granddaughters. Two of my three daughters have graduated from colleges in Alabama and we homeschool our youngest. God has certainly blessed us.
I have lived in Alabama all but three of my 54 years. My mother was born and raised in Cusseta, Alabama and worked for South Central Bell (as it was known in those days). My father was from Tracy, California and had been stationed at Ft. Benning in the 82nd Airborne. My parents informed me that "WAR EAGLE" was one of my first phrases after mama and dada.
I started school at Lee Academy private school in Auburn from Kindergarten through the 2nd grade. During my 3rd grade year, we lived in California, but that didn't last long. We moved back to Alabama where I went to Opelika public schools and played football and baseball until 10th grade when we moved to Montgomery. After Jefferson Davis High School, I enrolled at Troy State University (now Troy University) and started my freshman year. At that time, I pledged Sigma Chi Fraternity and began taking my teenage years of drunkenness and partying to a new level. Little did I know that the summer break of 1987 would become one of the most important turning points in my life.
After much prayer I announced my run for Governor of Alabama on September 17, 2020 which was Constitution Day. Before that I had already been speaking out against unconstitutional mandates and shut downs and attending freedom rallies. Passion for truth and freedom is not a new thing for me, it is a way of life.
I believe that I am qualified to be Governor of Alabama because I am a principled leader. I am not a "stick-my-finger-in-the-wind" politician nor am I interested in being wealthy or selling my soul to sell out the people of Alabama. I have been a diligent student of politics and politicians since I was a teenager. For over three decades, I have been a true Christian leader, researcher, author, and educator of hundreds of thousands of people on the topics of world history, politics, social and economic trends, and the religions of the world. I also have an in-depth knowledge of the methods and plans that the political elite are using to establish their tyrannical "New World Order." They want to strip away American sovereignty along with our Constitutional freedoms and create a world government through the United Nations. Unfortunately, they are close to accomplishing their goals through bioweapons, false flags, deception, and infiltration. We simply cannot allow that to happen without a fight. Alabama's motto is: "We Dare Defend Our Rights" and I believe that this is what we must do now more than ever. Neither liberal Democrats nor weak Republicans are going to stop this frenzied march toward tyranny. It is time for a different kind of leader in Alabama who will fight to KEEP ALABAMA FREE.