I’ve been married to the woman of my dreams and my best friend Rasheedah since 1997. We have a beautiful family that we love deeply. Three children that live with us here in Arizona, and one that lives in New York. Their names are Aisha, Kwaseem, Serenity & Shakriyah – from oldest to youngest.
Rasheedah and I met in New York where we both grew up underprivileged minorities shaped by our environment with ties to the Islamic community.
As the son of Jamaican parents, growing up in the inner cities of New York, I was surrounded by both the Reggae and Hip-hop culture. I studied Rastafarianism and was heavily into Islam which grew into a specific focus on Nation of Islam.
By God’s grace, He opened both mine and my wife’s eyes to the truth of the gospel. I am constantly amazed by the weight, glory and implications of that truth. I have a deep desire to proclaim the truth of the gospel and see the fruits fleshed out through life-on-life application. I find no greater joy than seeing my family, people, culture and society shaped by those very truths. I believe God has called and set my life apart to labor in His vineyard for such a purpose.
Some of my favorite verses are Acts 17:26-28
26 And He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, 27 that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward Him and find Him. Yet He is actually not far from each one of us, 28 for ‘In Him we live and move and have our being’.