A Passing of the Baton

I am honored to have been appointed as the new President of the Assemblies of God National Black Fellowship. Effective, October 1, 2018, I will succeed Pastor Michael Nelson, who is not only a dear friend but has championed this organization forward in so many ways over the past 30 years. I thank God for his example and humbly accept … Read More

Ducks, Rabbits, Squirrels, and Eagles

Here is long-told story. Once upon a time, animals organized a school. They adopted a curriculum of running, climbing, swimming, and flying.  To make it easier to administer the curriculum, all the animals took all of the subjects. The duck was excellent in swimming; in fact, better than his instructor.  But he made only passing grades in flying, and was … Read More


So he sent for him and had him brought in. He was glowing with health and had a fine appearance and handsome features. Then the LORD said, “Rise and anoint him; this is the one.” So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the … Read More

Who’s Side Are You On?

This is not a blog about sports nor am I looking to pick a fight. However, the question of “Who’s Side Are You On?” is very important. Joshua asked the Lord Jesus Christ this question as he appeared as the Captain of the Lord’s Army at the border of the city of Jericho: “Are you for us or for our … Read More

Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way

That is the cry from the background; from those who are coming next. The next generation of emerging leaders are following close behind. Their cry is not a cry of rebellion but one of leadership. Millennials want to take over. They believe that they can.  True leaders always want to improve a process, an organization, and a people. It is … Read More

Becoming a visionary and global leader

graphic leadership

I attended my very first Global Leadership Summit in 2016. Little did I know, that it would prepare me to lead our church and community, as we faced a summer of riots and unrest in our church community. The #1 task for a leader is vision. Leaders receive, communicate, model, guard, impart, reward, correct and fulfill vision. Nothing positive happens … Read More