“The most challenging thing I’ve ever had to do… I had to preach my mom’s eulogy. When the time was getting close for her to pass away, she told me that she wanted me to preach her funeral. I said, ‘Mom, I can’t do that.’ She said, ‘You better,’ and I said, ‘Yes ma’am.’ So when she passed, we made all the arrangements and then I just kinda blacked out when I got up there. And after I was done, I came back to myself. Everybody said that I did a wonderful job, but I certainly can’t tell you what I said. Then I knew it wasn’t me, but someone else working through me.
“In 2007, I was standing in the pulpit of a storefront and I heard a voice tell me, ‘This is who you are.’ You have to understand that up until this time, I was really having a hard time. I had been a minister for years and years and years. Everyone called me ‘Minister,’ and in the jails they called me ‘Minister Moonie.’ But once God elevated me to become a Pastor in 2007, I was really struggling with the name Pastor and the responsibility that came with it. I was really doing all the things a Pastor does, but just not accepting or living out the title. But then I discovered something important. Before someone can move forward into their purpose, they have to have complete acceptance of who they are. Without that acceptance, I was denying the power of the Lord, but once I came into acceptance, it changed everything. It was the shift i needed…. I finally owned it. It gave me a whole new sense of energy and purpose that I never had before.”