In 2006 I found a pink eviction notice on the front door of my studio apartment in Atlanta, GA. With no more money, and out of options, I was forced to move into my 1998 Chevy Blazer. It was my last year in college and I was faced with the options to return to my hometown of Baltimore, Maryland or to finish at Morehouse College as the first person in my family to accomplish this dream.
I remembers my car breaking down in the winter of 2006 and having to sleep on a bus stop in the Buckhead area of the city. It was at that moment, as I waved passed the final bus passing through that cold night, that I made the decision to Dare to Dream. Since then, I have become an entrepreneur, humanitarian, spiritual life coach, professor of religion and best-selling author of 7 books!
I was listed among the top 100 leaders in 2016 for the John Maxwell Leadership Awards. In 2017, I was inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers of Morehouse College. I have appeared on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on numerous occasions to share my story of homelessness to success. I am the Lead Pastor of The Worship Center Church in Atlanta, Georgia were I serve the best multi-cultural serving congregation in the U.S. I am a professor of religion at Clark Atlanta University teaching the topics of biblical heritage, the African American religious experience and contemporary religious thought.
I hold a Bachelors of Arts degree from Morehouse College, a Master of Divinity degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from Petra Theological Seminary. I am married to the lovely Lady Ivanna Dandridge, who is a registered nurse and founder of the non-profit Nurses for Homeless Healthcare with a beautiful daughter and son Charlotte and Jonah.