In !977, I was ordained a minister of the Baptist denomination and in the same month, also being accepted as a police cadet into the Philadelphia Police Department.
Though I had strong religious convictions, I become a minister at that time . . . for it’s political influence and not for the intent of it’s all spiritual and religious values.
I left the Philadelphia Police Department within 3 years. The morbid culture of all police departments throughout the United States is dangerously beneath any ethical acceptance and belief.
There became a time when my religious convictions caught up with me and I had to make a choice between being a participant of what I didn’t like and what was wrong or doing what was righteous.
One day while I was praying for an answer to my plight, it was revealed when I opened my Bible and the holy spirit led me to:
Pro 1:7 (WEB) – The REVERENCE (fear) of Yahweh is the beginning of knowledge; but the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.
Before reading this revelation, I had been like a man stranded in the desert, dying of thirst and this verse was more than a mirage that led me to a tree standing by the water, whose roots were grounded by faith and the power of the holy Spirit.
I did become an active minister while living in Abilene Texas but I became extremely disillusioned by the deceptions, the lies, the corruption, bribery and theft of the people by the church leaders, by the whore mongering and adultery and the murders; of the pagan customs, practices, superstitions and traditions of the people, as well as the religious leadership.
I had heard and read of the name “Yahweh”, many times, but I did not associate it to any concern or relevance that could be of interest in my life.
A childhood friend had given me a small Bible to carry when I traveled and in the reference section it said, “Yahweh” – the name of the Jewish God.
When I was employed as an Home Care Aide of a 93 year old Jewish man, he had often said to me on my visits for his care, “you know, you people are the real Jews. I shrugged it off like raindrops on the brim of a hat and did not think about again.
In 1988, a friend of mine introduced me to the worship of Yahweh. My friend, Michael, was a die-hard Catholic Laymen and he shocked when he went into a rant about Yahweh, after we had not seen each other in several months.
I had visited him in the hospital where he was being treated for a heart attack and because of his condition and behavior, I had assumed he was out of ballance.
I had never seen him so energized. It was more than what he displayed as a Catholic Laymen and that was vehement.
After a couple of weeks, I went to his house and was told by his wife, “that he no longer lived there”. She told me where I could find him and I went to look. He wasn’t where she had stated but some people who knew him told me he could be found at the NAACP office. He was their treasurer.
At the NAACP office, his intensity in telling me about Yahweh was overwhelming. We had often talked about religion but not to the degree we were now. His words had srtongly sparked my curiosity. He told me of the place where he worshipped and when I went there that Sunday, it was was closed.
When we did see each other, again, I told him the assembly was closed when I visited it. He informed me that it was on the seventh day, Saturday, that was the day of worship.
In the meantime, I did some research on the name, Yahweh. And I was appalled and shocked at what I had discovered. Everyone who worships in the name ‘God’ (a title) are worshipping a pagan deity.
I went to the assembly that following seventh day, Saturday and was convinced that what I’d heard and saw encouraged me to a become a member of the House Of Yahweh, in Abilene, Texas.
On the March 4, 1988, my birth date, I joined and was baptised into the House and family of Yahweh.
Since that time, I have been ordained a minister in the family and of Yahweh’s House of Prayer by Elder Michael Mellon in Abilene, Texas and founded an assembly myself, as it’s Overseer, ‘Yahweh’s House of Prayer Eternal’ . . . in Pennsylvania.