I grew up in the church, attending church in the Bay area. I became a Christian at chapel in 6th grade, attending Walnut Creek Christian Academy. I continued school in Walnut Creek, then went to Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It was a Dutch Reformed College, where I met my first wife. I got married, moved back to Walnut Creek, and found drugs.
Eight years later, realizing an addiction to crank, I went to St. Helena Drug Rehabilitation. Did my 28 days and never did crank again. Few years went by and I started drinking and smoking weed, all while being married with 2 children and attending church. My lifestyle ended my marriage.
I focused on God in my crisis. Met my second wife. Moved out to Modesto and went back into my same routine of attending church and tithing 10%, but living a Luke-warm Christian life. The Bible refers to Luke-warm Christianity in Hebrews “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were cold or hot.
So then, because you are lukewarm and neither cold nor hot, I will spit you out of My mouth” (Rev. 3:15-16). Desiring more in my life, I started reaching out to God through various Bible Studies. Every one of them had something for me. In November 2015, in a very dark place in my life, I recommitted my life to Jesus @ The House Modesto.
I wanted more because the only peace I got was from serving others. I am now involved in numerous Bible Studies. Additionally, I am a member of SOTC Modesto. It is a motorcycle ministry that desires to serve less fortunate men, women, and children throughout Northern California. We have members from all walks of life desiring to serve The Lord and our fellow brothers and sisters needing love that comes from The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. God says, in 1 Corinthians 13:2-3 “If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing.
If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it, but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing. In closing, I would challenge men to come to see what we are all about. Give your life meaning through Jesus Christ our Savior. God can work with the good and the bad, but don’t be Luke-warm because He’ll spit you out. God prepares a path for each and every one of us. We would love your path to lead to SOTC Modesto.