Amos Hairston

When I was 13, I was baptized by immersion in a Church of Christ. My granddad had taught me the Gospel and how to study the Bible; he was a preacher and an Elder. My aunt wanted me to be a song leader, so she taught me to read music. But from the time I was baptized, I knew I wanted to be a preacher.

When I was 14, I told my parents I was gay. That pretty much meant I would never preach in a Church of Christ, but I was still determined. I fell for the lie of the "ex-gay" movement, that I could change, become straight. I dedicated myself to that purpose for the next six years, but by the time I was 19, I knew no change would come and it was not God's will that it should. What changed? My view of scripture. The more literal I became in my view, the more obvious it became that God's Word did not condemn me nor seek to make me straight.

In all these years, I have not given up on my dream of preaching. I still feel called, though, like Jonah, I fought as long as I could to turn away. Still, I know I am called, and I must follow. I cannot turn to the left or to the right, but must plot the course ahead of me. It is a difficult task God has called me to, which is why I am asking for support.

Funding My Goals - Patreon - Paypal
I intend to use funding to pursue God's call to preach the Gospel and minister to my local community as well as my online community.

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