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 leaders, 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.