My call to ministry happened when I was 15. I decided to take my faith seriously in 8th grade and when I entered high school, I became involved in FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes). One of the leaders who was a senior spoke into my life after an event telling me that I would be a great leader in whatever I did. I had a stirring in my heart that would not go away. The next Sunday, my pastor did a message on Spiritual Gifts, especially about teaching. That Monday, my friend took me to a FCA leadership meeting where I was to then speak the next week. By the time I was a senior in high school, I was the president of FCA giving lessons every other week.
That summer going into my 10th grade year (2006), I went on my first mission trip. God did a lot of awesome things through my life during that week. The Wednesday night of that week, God showed to me who He was. I was fully surrendered in worship to Him for the first time ever. Afterwards, the youth had to do a Youth Sunday service and I was asked to do the "sermon" for the morning. God had already given me the lesson to do, which involved worship. So at the age of 15, I addressed my home church congregation during Sunday service. Through this, I thought that God was calling me solely into Youth Ministry.
In January 2008 (my 11th grade year) during a David Nasser message about ministry, I felt God tugging at my heart to stand up as to answer the call into ministry and I did. Three months later In April 2008, God confirmed His calling on my life when I came to the Center For Worship for a visit. But it was not until this visit that I saw and realized that God was calling me into Worship and Youth Ministry.God has been refining me and equipping me to do what He has called me to do. At age 21, I have never been so sure of anything in my life, knowing that my life is to the praise of God the Father, doing His work and letting Him direct my life, instead of my own.