Meet Our Family
We believe that strong families build strong churches. It's our belief that the family unit must have balance, fulfill it's purpose and work together in harmony in order to see Kingdom Advancement. Often said, "a family that prays together, stays together;" we believe completely in this noted fact.
Hi, I'm Pastor O... the Senior Pastor of Shiloh Restoration Tabernacle, Inc. It's my passion to see people become all that God has created them to be and living a life of empowerment.
My wife Georgia and I founded Shiloh Restoration Tabernacle in April 2006. We both relocated here from New York, and were married in October 1999 right here in the Tampa Bay Area. We met within the church. In fact, our first date was to a church gospel concert. We had our first son in September 2001 and our second in August 2004. (No girls, Shop is closed, No exchanges or refunds).
My love for Tampa Bay began in the mid 90's when I traveled here to assist my parents in relocating. Little did I know that a few years later God would call me to start a church here! I'm the least likely guy I know to have ‘pastor' before his name as I certainly didn't have it all together!
Birthday: March 7
Education: Currently a student at Faith Theological Christian College & Seminary. Multiple Leadership Development Workshops & Personal studies on Marital Relationships.
INTERESTS AND FAVORITES:
Places: New York City. Would like to go to Hawaii/Aruba.
What's on your iPod: Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Tye Tribbett, Gospel Jazz, Bishop G.E. Patterson, Timothy Wright and Contemporary Gospel.
Books: Anything on Leadership & Relationships (especially Rick Warren, Bishop T.D. Jakes), or Theology (especially Bishop Noel Jones). I'm also developing a taste for personal development literature.
What do you TiVo: Grey's Anatomy, Everybody Loves Raymond, The Practice
Sport Teams: I'll go with The Buccaneers. I became a fan after the last & first Super Bowl.
Movies: Drama Epics & Marvel Fantasies; but the movies I watch again and again are "Spiderman Series, X-Men, Iron Man, Hulk"
Hobbies: Travel, writing, video games (yeah, I said it! But, only when I have time) and hanging out with my young boys.
Dislikes: People who see the faults in others, but fail to see the fault in themselves; e-mails with a subject line that begins "FWD"; and prejudice in all forms.
Odd Facts: For much of my life into young adulthood, I had an "introvert" personallity.
Life Scripture: "I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me." - Philippians 4:13
It's me, Lady G. and I'm the Executive Pastor and Co-Founder of Shiloh Restoration Tabernacle. It's a privilege to be able to serve along side such wonderful people. It's my desire to see God's people living the life God intended; A life of total restoration.
I was born and raised in Queens, New York from parents of a West Indian decent. New York may always be at heart, but Florida is home for me now. It's where I fell in love with my best friend. Together we have 2 handsome sons: Prince Joshua & Sir. Timothy. This road hasn't always been easy, but it's getting better with each day that passes by.
My husband and I have a strong desire to see families re-united in the bonds of Christ, marriages strengthened and lives prospering. We trust that by living as good examples in God, and in front of His people, we will bring forth a positive influence that will provoke change for the better in your life.
Birthday: August 8
Education: Some College & Bible School Exp. State of Florida License Claims Adjuster & Pre-Paid Legal Services Manager. Licensed & Professional Cosmetologist.
INTERESTS AND FAVORITES:
Places: Paris or Hawaii... Just purchase the ticket and I'll go.
What's on your iPod: Israel & New Breed, Josh Groban, Juanita Bynum and a collection of love songs.
Books: Personal growth and inspirational literature. Parenting Magazines. O Magazine ("O" for Oprah, not "ONeil")
Movies: Color Purple & Madea Goes To Jail.
Hobbies: Reading. Playing Scrabble & Soduku with my hubby.
Dislikes: Never was a real fan of Kermit and his family. I hate frogs with a passion.
Odd Facts: I drink a Starbucks Mocha Frappucino at least once a week.
Like Scripture: "I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus" Phillippians 3:14