In 1989 to 2001 (age 4 to age 15), I’ve grown up in the church, I attended a Presbyterian Church for 12 years.
In 1995 (age 9), I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior in 1995 during my 3rd grade elementary years attending a Christian school.
In 2001 to 2004, I attended a Methodist Church & Baptist Church.
In 2004 to 2005, I hung out with the wrong crowd in partying, alcoholism, drugs, drug dealing, physical fighting, gangs, sex, lust.
In 2005 to 2006, I went to a church retreat and returned to God, got baptized by the water.
2006 to 2011, backslid Christian.
2012, is when I became baptized by the Spirit after encountering the supernatural during a missions trip overseas, and had a revelation that impacted my life.
And started walking in the process of being a “Spirit-filled Believer”.
2012 – 2015 is when I went out to grow more in the faith, I attended many Christian conferences, worship events, evangelical movements, churches, small groups, house of prayers consistently.
2015 – Present, Now going to fulfill into what God’s calling me into.
Now my Mom & my mother’s side of the family has always been a Presbyterian Christian.
But my dad & my dad’s side of the family has always been atheists, agnostics, and Buddhists.
Shortly after, they met each other and got married and I was born.
My dad’s parents & sister (my grandmother, grandfather & aunt) was influenced by my mom’s faith and accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior.
Whereas my dad, uncle, and my other aunts and uncles, and cousins were still atheists, agnostics, Buddhists.
So I was brought up in a weird environment growing up during my childhood.
My mom decorated the house with Christian morals.
But since my dad was the man of the house, it was under his control.
My dad also had a very successful and lucrative business, where he was also a billionaire.
We lived in a mansion, owned several houses across the nation, private jets, a limo, several cars, several condos, and several other businesses.
But during my dad’s entrepreneurial lifestyle, there were other perilous opportunities that shifted his decision-making into the wrong choices, such as alcoholism, drugs, domestic violence, physical abuse, emotional abuse, mental abuse, manipulation, spiritual abuse, sensuality, sexual perversion, gambling, adulteration, quarrelling, gangs, pornography, became some of the things that existed in not only in the house, but as well throughout my childhood.
I was exposed to all of these corrupted values at a very young age at age 2 throughout my life.
But my mom being so grained into the Christian value of loving with an unconditional heart and forgiveness, she continued to persevere through all the turmoil.
I was always forced to go to church with my mom since 1989 to 2001.
My dad on the other hand, at first did go to church from 1985, read the entire bible at least 10 times from cover to cover, but stopped going after a couple of years and doesn’t believe in God.
I lived 2 lives throughout my years.
1 life was when I was always in the church, and the other life was being brought up in a house with domestic violence, physical abuse, alcoholism, gambling, adultery, etc.
After I became an adolescent (age 15 to age 19, 2001 to 2005), I hung out with the wrong crowd in drugs, alcoholism, partying, sex, etc.
I don’t know how I managed to get myself accepted into college, because during high school years I was a very awful student. It was towards the end of 2005, is when I dropped out of college and severely suffered from long-term depression and contemplated suicide.
During this year, I had a drug dealer friend who was also a Christian (or backsliding Christian). Every time he would comeover my apartment, we would get high on drugs, and he would always pull out the bible and play Christian music in the background. I would become extremely irritated and I asked him “I just want to enjoy my high, you pulling out Christian crap is destroying my enjoyment, what would it take for you to stop doing that?”. He replied, “come to my church retreat.”. I answered “Hell no”.
He responded, “There’s girls!”. I quickly replied in enthusiasm, “Oh?! In that Case, SURE! I’ll go!”.
After I went to the church retreat (which was located at Virginia Beach), the messages I heard from the guest speaker spoke to me and impacted me hard. God wrecked me, and I returned to God.
It was during this retreat, is when I became baptized by the water at the ocean.
After I came back from the church retreat, I fell back into temptation. And I felt extremely guilty. I made a promise to God that I would stop all the things I did such as Drugs.
My friend and I felt extremely convicted during our drug high.
It was around midnight, clear sky, and all of a sudden a thunderstorm came out of nowhere.
We got the impression, that must have been the anger of God.
So we huddled into my basement of my family’s house, and balled tears so hard and prayed til sunrise.
It was 6AM, and this was my very first supernatural experience I will never forget. I had an open vision, where I saw the Holy Ghost appear out of thin air and wrapped two arms around my torso and hugged me. It had a figure of a man, a silhouette of a person, but it was colored in a transparent blue hue. As soon as the Holy Ghost hugged me, I felt instant peace inside of me, telling me as if “everything is going to be alright”.
It was unbelievable, and I asked my friend if he saw the same thing my eyes just bore witness to, but he was 12 yards away from me and still occupied with praying in the fetal position.
I will never forget that experience, because it was my first supernatural experience.
In 2006, I wanted to use my artistic talents for God. So I focused all my life on my artistic abilities in music, art, dance, film, theatre, design. After getting publicity exposure from being written in newspapers, and hired by several well-known companies such as Toyota Scion Motors.
I was hired by many other businesses to paint murals and commissioned for paintings from $700 to $5,000 per project.
The fame fueled my ego, which eventually turned me arrogant, and I was all about my own self-glory.
I forgot about God from 2006 to 2011. During those 5 years, I also created an entrepreneurial small business in digital media production (audio engineering, music production, film production, graphic design, teaching). And I was concentrated on my own fame, recognition, which eventually made me feel “empty” inside.
2012 came, and I decided to go on my first missions trip with the church that I seldomly attended (Franconia Baptist Church – Alexandria, VA).
I became baptized by the Spirit during the missions trip, where I encountered God supernaturally.
It impacted me a lot. I was in a land of poverty, and started realizing that we live like kings in America. We take a lot of things for granted and we live in an Incubator, sheltered out of what is really going on in the world.
After returning from the missions trip back to the U. S. of A.
I strongly felt that God was calling me to find a new church and grow myself in a new community to start the new chapter of my life as a “spirit-filled believer”.
I attended Northern Virginia House of Prayer, New Song Church, The Gate church, and Whole Word Fellowship Church from 2012 to 2015.
I attended all 4 of the churches consistently, I also became a staff as one of the leaders serving in the ministry.
Although, as I was being discipled by my elders, It was extremely difficult for me to submit to authority at the time. I responded in offense quickly and became rebellious.
This brought my reputation to an all time low and all the Christians who knew me avoided me everywhere I went deeming me as “arrogant” or “heretic”.
I felt betrayed and offended.
It was later that I had a revelation, that the reason why I became so quick to offense, anger, rebelling authority and submission was because the last 25 years of being exposed to domestic violence, physical abuse, alcoholism, drugs, adultery, gambling, etc. It actually suppressed me to be able to fully become receptive to obtain a “teachable-spirit”. I started to realize that I have deep wounds that needed healing. Otherwise if I didn’t seek any counseling/healing, then I will still continue to view things in a wounded angle of perception. So I discerned about it in a 6 month sabbatical. I wrote down all the issues in my journal as clearly and detailed as I could be. And I ventured out finally and took the initiative to get healed.
In 2014 throughout that entire year, I went to 7 different healing ministries such as Judith MacNutt’s Christian Healing Ministry Jacksonville FL, Reverend Koo’s Healing Counseling, Healing Grace, Northern Virginia House of Prayer Healing, Bethel Sozo DC, Healing Rooms of DC, and some healing conferences.
I also took the liberty to seek not only Christian Elders for advisory, consultation, discipleship, but I also went to 7 different Christian counselors on a weekly session for 4 to 6 hours. It was really good. I needed it a lot.
It also made me see in clarity the reason why my life was on this up and down winding journey was because God has always been there for me, but the enemy was trying to do whatever it takes to steer me in the wrong direction. Yet I was still trying to find and yearn for that “home” to feel like I belong, which was trying to return to find the love of Abba Father.
Those Christian Counselors today, actually became my elders now that I have been submitted under and discipled under. They have rebuked me several times, and I have grown to accept it and overlook it the offense as positive encouragement. It was around late 2014 to Present, is when I started really maturing more in a Godly character. To be not just a man of God, but His son.
It was also during 2012, I originally tried to go to YWAM, but things didn’t work out, there was a lot of discouragement in the air. The enemy tried to use my loved ones and closest friends to discourage me.
So I spent the last 3 years from 2012 to present, discerning to see if I am truly called to go to YWAM.
During those 3 years, I also travelled to other ministries such as YWAM KC itself and IHOP-KC.
Also during those 3 years, I’ve made a lot of new friends who are current YWAM, IHOPKC, BETHEL staff and I’ve also encountered many confirmations throughout the years.
There were confirmations in people, in scripture, in the supernatural, visions, dreams, prophetic words, Jericho walks, and situations. I ended up video recording my confirmations and uploaded them on my youtube channel to help remind me that what I witnessed was a promise in the name of Yeshua, and it was also not a way to second guess myself as I noticed that is what the enemy tries to do.
It was in Winter 2014, is when I got the impression nudged by the Holy Spirit to return to my original church Franconia Baptist Church, which is now known as Crossover Community Church.
I became so transformed by the significant change in how God delivered, restored, renewal, revived, and healed me, that I felt compelled to help those who needed to see that God is not just this King, God, Lord, Savior, Advocate, Teacher. But that He is also a dear personal friend too.
I didn’t care about a position within the church, or a deacon, or a mentor. All I cared about was being a brother to the other brothers and sisters in the body of Christ of that community. I cared about community, and the hearts of His people.
The Healing that took place in 2014 year, made me see in full clarity, that people who appear stubborn, unreceptive, unteachable spirit, prideful, arrogant, troubled is just what’s on the surface. What I started to see is that there were wounds underneath, and it came from a lot of brokenness, pain, and hurt from what happened in the past. And there was no sense of compassion in the present for those people. Legalism of the Religious spirit & Condemnation made it worse for them.
So it truly motivated me to love people regardless of flaws. I started to look past the exterior, and see that all they really needed is for someone who cares about them and loves them just as Jesus has.
Anyways, I’ve come a long way now, and I’ve begun to truly understand that God loves me and He has chosen me.