Carl struggled with incarceration, meth addiction, homelessness and alcoholism. In 2010 Carl entered Central Florida Teen Challenge men’s center with a determination to see his life change. He saw his life transform before his eyes and tasted true hope and victory. Carl continued his walk of faith and stepped out and attended Emerging Leaders College through collaboration with Global University. In 2013 he entered ministry with the International Ministry Network and took his first position with Middle tree Church in St. Louis, Missouri. During that time he also served as a life development coach for Joyce Meyer’s Ministry, St. Louis Dream Center. Carl got another call into the local church and took a pastorate with New Life Church International under the leadership of Pastor Darnell Williams. In his time at New Life Church International Carl was appointed Assistant District Youth Director of the International Ministry Network. Carl and Melanie have been called to start a faith community in large cities. Carl and Melanie are embarking on a journey to reach the inner city of St. Paul, MN by planting a church.