Studying and Interning for Evangelical Preaching Licensing under Pastor Arthur Trey Keene at Whosoever Baptist Church in Nahunta, GA
Taking Pastoral Ministry Classes at Piedmont Okefenokee Baptist Association Waycross, GA
Lead and Teach Biblical Classes to Women in Drug and Alcohol Addiction Recovery with my Wife at G.A.P. House Ministries in Lulaton, GA
Assist and help with Men in Drug and Alcohol Addiction Recovery at Restoration Road Ministries in Nahunta, GA
Shared the Stage and participated in National USA Tours with some of the most popular Christian Artists such as Chris Cleveland; Josh Wilson; Stars Go Dim; Building 429's Jason Roy; Avery Roy; etc.
RiDdLe mE tHiS? is a grunge/punk band from Blackshear, GA. My love for music came from before I was a Christian and this project was influenced by the 90's Grunge/Pop-Punk/Industrial and Metal scene. My music is also heavily influenced by 80's New Wave Electronic as well.
As a Christian I have taken interest in Heavy Rock Bands like Red; Love & Death; and Skillet. As well as more progressive Rock bands such as Relient K (More Pop-Punk but still awesome!!); Aaron Hobbs; DC Talk (older 90's band which split into two prolific bands of today TobyMAC and Newsboys); Jars of Clay; and Third Day. I also enjoy and take musical influence from Contemporary Christian artists such as Sidewalk Prophets; Casting Crowns; and even Anne Wilson. I just love most all music that has strong lyrics and great music that edifies and glorifies our God and Savior Jesus Christ Almighty!!
This project came to be after I met Jesus Christ in 2015. In fact the years prior to 2015 I spent my time Ministering for Lucifer. I hated Christians and I hated the idea of Salvation. I didn't believe in the Bible, I didn't believe Jesus was God, nor did I believe there are consequences for things I do here while I am alive. Then one day while "providing evidence" that Christianity is fake, I found myself intrigued by the prophetic events mentioned in the Bible taking hold today. I knew enough of the Bible to see things coming true in modern times. It wasn't enough to make me a believer though, but I decided to try something. Something so simple, yet I had never done it before. I simply bowed my head and asked God if he is real or not. I told him if he is real I'll follow him forever but I need to know he is real. No Preacher, No Christian Friend, NO ONE...just myself alone in a living room. Then BAM!! I don't know where I went but I was not in that living room anymore! I am now standing before Christ, his back is to me but he speaks. The words are heard in my brain not with my ears but immediately I recognize his voice!! HE IS CHRIST!! CHRIST IS GOD!!
Throughout my life I was involved in evil wicked things, Ouija Boards, Devil Worship, Necromancy, Witchcraft, etc. I have seen things before of the paranormal, I have had Demons attack me, speak to me, I even spoke to them and sought them out. This was different though, this was CHRIST!! Just like in the Bible, (I'm paraphrasing here, but it's John 10:27) we children of Christ know his voice. I began to weep because I saw all that I had done against Christ. My heart was heavy, it wasn't just shame but it was pure disgust! How could I have been so stupid when all it took was a simple question to know the truth!
Then Jesus spoke to me and said, "Don't worry anymore. You are forgiven and you will Minister for me now." It was in that moment I gave everything to Jesus, my life changed in a split second. I lost 90% of my friends and I went from being a non believing Satanist to Born Again Christian over night! The next day I was telling everyone how wrong I had been and how Jesus is REAL, HE EXISTS, AND LIVES NOW UNTIL FOREVER!! I have studied under a Pastor for about 2 years learning how to Minister, learning how to teach, and learning Apologetics, before eventually earning the title of Evangelist. So this band, is nothing more than Christ's Ministry, I just happen to be blessed enough that he lets me lead it.
In the World NOT of the World