When I first came to Redeemer Presbyterian Church it was a big switch. My best friends prior to Redeemer were mostly Christian punks who loved loud Christian (and non-Christian) music, Spirit filled tattoos, and I was even in a band with a few of them. Now I’m definitely not forming a band with anyone from Redeemer because I don’t play jazz and there are less people who love loud music.

I think my beginnings at Redeemer have made me a better servant of the Lord. It’s drawn me closer to Christ. My leanings as a Christian artist have been more focused and refined by the faithful men and women of God at Redeemer. I remember people like Luann Jennings mentoring me, Maria Fee, and Kenyon Adams all taking me under their wings, nurturing me, *cough* hiring me *cough*, giving me advice. I remember the family of Redeemer opening their homes and hearts (Jeff White and CJ) for the Downtown challenge, God showed up and we raise a ton of money for the challenge.

My leanings as a Christian artist have been more focused and refined by the faithful men and women of God at Redeemer.

The friends and support I’ve received has only continued with Community Group┬áleaders, like Ben, helping me constantly and friends I’ve made at Redeemer who challenge my views and make me a person I would have NEVER been without them. I could go on, Katherine Evans and all of the Hope for New York affiliates I know and volunteer with. Being accepted as a Gotham Fellow etc, etc., etc…

Thank you Redeemer family may God’s grace always shine on you. May God always richly bless you.

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