I am a Christian speaker an Youth Pastor in the RVA area looking to gain more experience and share what God has give to me. I have spoken at numerous retreats, Disciple Nows, and youth conferences. Needless to say, youth are who I am passionate about. I feel if we reach out to our students and show them love, by sharing our former mistakes and past, it will help them realize they aren't alone.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 15 - 35 minutes
What to Expect
What to expect? A real guy with real issues in a real life who lives for a Real God! I am honest about who I was. I speak in third person in which I am the narrator of my own story!
I grew up in Richmond, Va, with a single mom of 4 children. Life wasn't easy. At the age of 15 I really began to feel insignificant, I felt unworthy, like the outcast, the unwanted. Over the course of this time I became extremely depressed and self harm was in my future. I still went to church but put on a mask, finally after turning 16 a man named Stevo reached out to me. Weeks past and I kept pushing him away, I had never had someone care so much for me. After about two months he simply asked me to play in the worship band for DNOW, I agreed and little did I know that this opportunity would change my life forever. The last night Stevo started talking about the unwanted. i felt as if he were talking to me directly. The worship team got up to play How He Loves by John Mark McMillan, as the chorus came in I just broke down. I put down my bass and although confused the music continued to play. As, I wept into the arms of Stevo, he whispered in my ear, "You have listened to so many lies about who you are for far too long, Braxton you are so loved and worthy". Those words are the words I hear every time I speak to other students! That's me in a short summary!
Usually a band plays, I talk, then I ask for a response time with the band lightly playing in the background.
Influences & Inspiration
David Crowder Band, my Mom, God, Stevo, and my current youth pastor Tiont, and my home church family!
Wireless Headset Mic