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A Commitment to Excellence

I was born in New Jersey and lived there until moving to Wilmington, Delaware in August 2015.  I am an ordained minister, licensed in the Gospel ministry in 1984 at the age of twenty-one.  In 1991, I was ordained within the Baptist church to pastor, to serve the sacraments of baptism and communion, and to officiate weddings and funerals.

I’ve studied at Middlesex County College in Edison, NJ, Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD, and Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.  My academic concentrations were history, religion, and some political science.  I received a training certificate to facilitate Bereavement Support Groups from the Archdiocese of Newark, NJ, and a training certificate in Thanatology (Study of Death) from Mount Ida College in Newton, MA.

 

My life of ministry, community service, organizational skills and education have enabled me to contribute through a variety of employment opportunities.  These include: Victim Rights Program Coordinator/Advocate for the City of Newark, NJ, Hospice Chaplain & Bereavement Coordinator, Youth Pastor and Church Pastor.  I enjoy working with the multi-faith community in effort to address common social concerns.  My current employment as Volunteer Services Coordinator and Chaplain for the Ferris School additionally validates my skills and ability to connect with and to inspire people to a deeper embrace of their faith.

 

I have organized community outreach initiatives from:

  • L.E.A.D., Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

  • Pizza & Praise Monthly Youth Fellowship.

  • Community-wide Baptism.

  • Door to Door visit to invite residents.

  • Abandoned lot clean up.

 

Within Ferris School, I developed and introduced my Resident Driven initiative that challenges adjudicated youth to examine their behavior in relation to their faith.  I teach residents that their declaration of a belief system opens the door for discussion to compare previously demonstrated personal behavior before their arrest, to the behavior expected of them from their belief system.  I strive to persuade each resident to commit to and pursue the behavioral expectations in their faith/belief system.  To live as a reflection of it during and after adjudication.

 

Why am I running to be your State Representative in District 1?  I and many that I’ve spoken to haven’t heard a word from the current State Representative regarding COVID-19 impact, the escalation of crime and its impact on families and the business community.  How seismic is the impact of these issues?  The disconnect must end and if you elect me, it will.

 

My campaign slogan is ”People Before Politics, All Voices Matter and Direction for District 1.”