I was born and raised in Edmond, Oklahoma, and moved to Dallas after attending Oklahoma State University (go pokes!). I accepted Christ as my savior at a young age, but this faith was empty, and I began seriously walking with the Lord shortly after college. Right before I moved to Dallas, a friend shared the truth of the gospel with me, and this time I finally understood the perfect grace of God (Romans 5:20-21), accepted him as my Lord and savior, and decided to only move forward in my faith and never look back. This friend shared several different resources with me, and one of them was The Porch messages. It was through the truth that I heard in these messages that I learned what it meant to continue to accept the God’s grace and live out my faith daily.
After listening to several of the messages, I learned that The Porch was put on through Watermark, a church in Dallas, the city that I had already made plans to move to. It was then that I realized God was doing something big in my heart and in my life. I immediately jumped into membership at Watermark, into a Community Group, and I began attending The Porch weekly, eventually becoming a Porch Volunteer. Through volunteering at The Porch my faith was strengthened, and I learned how to share the gospel with others and grew a passion to do so.
Seeing first-hand how God had flipped my life of sin from what felt empty, painful, and broken to a renewed life of surrendering my sin to God and receiving purpose, joy, and peace, I grew a passion to share Him with other young adults like myself. I find freedom in Christ day after day, and my heart is for all young adults to experience this same freedom I have found. Looking back, I am in awe that God has allowed me to work for the very ministry that played a huge role in saving me and refining my faith. I pray that the Lord would continue to use this place to do the same for others across this city, our nation, and the world!