I am originally from St. Albans Queens, New York. I moved to New Jersey in 2000 and have been a resident of Woodlynne NJ for the past seven years along with my wife, Lakeisha. I am a proud father of eight children. I grew up in a deprived environment. My biological mother battled a substance abuse problem. My father was deceased since I was 4 years old. I was a ‘system kid’ (Foster Care) for 18 years, and classified as special needs in school. Yet through my hardship and challenges in life, my ambition and determination to succeed allowed me the opportunity to reach my goals and be successful. I have been active in municipal government in Camden City and Woodlynne Borough for well over 20 years. In 2017 I seized the opportunity to serve the public, and tossed my hat into the ring as a candidate for city council in Woodlynne, New Jersey where I successfully secured a victory as councilman
I am a mentor for children and adults with special needs and disabilities. This is a job that is fulfilling and rewarding to me because I feels like I can have a great impact and make a difference in their lives, by teaching them how to conquer daily life challenges, help them through difficult times and also how to have a little bit of fun.
In 1996, I received my high school diploma from John Bowne High School in Flushing, Queens. I then attended The Bible Church of Christ Theological Institute Seminary and Charles H. Mason Theological School where I received a degree in Evangelism and Theology. I became an ordained minister by The Church of God In Christ, in July 2006. In December, 2009 I became ordained as a Pastor, by Mt. Calvary Deliverance Outreach Ministries International. I am currently, the Pastor of Better Life Ministries, which is a home based ministry in Woodlynne N.J.
I can honestly say, hand on my heart, that being a Pastor and working in the public sector are two of the most rewarding ways I can contribute to society. I love serving within the community and look forward to working closely with New Jersey residents of the 5th Legislative District, standing up for our children and pushing them into a brighter future, working with the elderly and retirees and helping anyone facing hardship and homelessness.
Be an advocate that's willing to take a stand and fight for our children's education and future, in hopes that someday they will return and do the same for others!