I grew up in a single parent home. Church was a part of our normal lives. It seemed like I was was always in church every time the doors were open. I always believed there was a God, but just was not sure how interested He was in me. One evening in a revival service, I came forward and said what I thought was good for me to get into heaven. I did it because my friends had done it. I did not fully understand what it meant to be saved.
After coming forward, I was baptized and became a member of the church. The problem was that I was never discipled from that point. No one even asked me about my salvation or assured me in any way. I just made a decision, went under the waters, and that was it.
Throughout my teenage years, I struggled with the Christian life. I always had a passion for music, taking piano lessons at a young age, and starting band in the sixth grade. I played all throughout school and college. That was my life. I ended up getting a position, while in college, of being a music director at a local church. There was not much questions about my spiritual life, only about my musical experience.
Christ changed my life:
While at that church, the pastor that had been there for many years retired from ministry. God used that next man in my life to begin to really share God’s Word with me. I was so very convicted in another revival service where the preacher was talking about the love of God. He shared the Gospel completely to where I really understood how personal it was to me. God loved me and wanted me. I went down that night, as a member of the staff of the church, and truly gave my life completely to Christ.
Since that time, God has continued to grow me and called me into full-time ministry. All believers in Christ are called to ministry. I am just overjoyed to be able to serve Him in ministry specifically here at Provision Church. God has blessed me. My heart’s desire is to lead others to worship God and for them to grow in His grace and knowledge every single day.
From: Trinity, NC
Married to Renee Spoon Deaton; Daughters: Amber and Kayleigh
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary – Mdiv in Worship Leadership and Biblical Languages – 2008; High Point University – BS in Business Administration