I received Christ on February 09, 1992, at Grace Bible Baptist Church. The way God called me into youth ministry was very interesting. During a service at Grace Baptist, the Pastor was talking about God’s will for our lives. I began to pray about what God’s will for me was, and soon I knew that God wanted me to work with the youth, but did not know with what age level. So, my wife and I started to work with the four and five year olds. It went well, but I did not feel any peace about that age level, so we began to work with the third graders, but again I did not have peace. So once more, I prayed and asked God what He wanted me to do. This time, He brought to memory my early teen years and a significant event that had taken place. I was twelve years old, and a man, whom I do not remember, came around our neighborhood and started talking “Jesus” to us, and that we needed Jesus in our lives. So, my friends and I “accepted” Christ. However, now I know that it was in my head and not in my heart. He wanted to start a Bible study, so we agreed to meet at my friend’s house once a week. It started out great. About six of us went, and it was going well for awhile, but then we began to skip sessions, the group became smaller, and we found more “important” things to do. We would go one week, and miss the next week, etc… After awhile, the man gave up on us and we never heard from him again. God reminded me of that, and in my heart I knew that I did not want that to happen to another teen. I do not know what would have happened to me if this man had stayed faithful in teaching us. What I do know is that God has put me into a position to serve Him, and has answered my prayer by putting a burden on my heart for teens.
I have been teaching teenagers since 1994 . I served as a Senior High youth leader at Grace Bible Baptist for three years, and taught eleventh grade at Faith Baptist for six years and now serve as the Youth/Sports outreach Pastor at Edgewater Baptist. I thank God for the opportunity to serve Him and to help His kingdom by working with the youth. Staying in God’s will is the most important thing that I can do. I believe that family is very important, if you can not take care of your family first then all other things will fall apart. I actively try to spend much of my “off” time with the family.
Pastor George's Favorite Things.....
Life Verse: Philippians 1:6
Favorite Sports teams: Ravens, Chargers, Terps, Wolverines. Orioles
Favorite Music Groups: Too Many but here are a few of them, Skillet, Stellar Kart, Hawk Nelson, Family Force 5
Favorite quote: “Never give the devil a ride, he will always want to drive.”