I'm a speaker that once has been verbally abused, soul was at one point damaged were I felt that what was the point of being on earth for? I was at a place were I even felt that God didn't care for me, family members said I would never amount to anything, a friend that was once my spiritual guider spoke condemning things to me and I felt that I was in despair. I struggled with loneliness, for a long time to the point it led me to struggle with pornography and masturbation. I was tired of doing it, I was sick and knew that I needed help. Then God revealed Himself to me. When you feel that you are the end point is when God is at His best. I know now that I have victory in Jesus Christ.
Price Range: $200 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 50 minutes
What to Expect
When I come and speak to my audience, I am willing to come and share my personal experiences in my life that will increase their faith in God, bringing revelations to help them fight against their struggles, like of they are dealing with porn for example, to show them how to fight against and to walk in their true identity which is victorious. My message is so they feel convicted, strengthened, and restored. So their faith will be increased from knowing when it seems like you are at your last moment in life God is at His best.
My name is Keith English, I'm a 23 year old that is an upcoming Christian motivational speaker and this is my story. I was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. I was born of Keith and Demeisha English. Growing up as a kid i was always around a hood environment being from the West End part of Louisville, Kentucky. As i was a little boy i was hit in the head 3 times. The first one was by my cousin raising me up when i was little towards the ceiling fan and hit me, the second occasion was when i was over my grandmothers house and slipped on the porch and fill flat on my head. Then the 3rd occasion i was over my grandmothers house and went to the park with my uncle. A boy threw a middle bike peg in my head. When i got hit in the head that 3rd time, I remember that my body paused and it felt like i was coming out but went back in, then i got up and ran to my grandmothers house with blood gushing out of my head and my grandmother called the ambulance. i had to be rushed to the ER and they put a white bandage wrap around my head. I had to have stitches in my head the the doctor did test runs on my head and said that i would be illiterate, not that smart, and my brain wasn't going to function the same. When i got back to school they moved me to smaller classes with learning disabilities. I was called stupid, retarded, and all bad names in the book from peers and even family members. Times before i was even verbally abused by my mother when times she told me i was a disgrace, I will never amount to anything and why did God even create? and more. That really affected me and hurt me inside and that led me to have anger and as I had anger I tried to turn that anger into trying to be a tough guy and become a gang member as a blood. I would have conflicts with guys that said they were crips. Then one of my cousins told my dad about what i would do in school and my dad had a talk with me that made me get emotionally and that's what made turn from that just as I was starting to committed to that kind of life God always protected me. One time I was in the car with my mother as we were pulling out of my grandmothers drive way there was a shoot out that took place and we were right in the middle of it. As i could see the guy that was wearing all black with a mask and as he was shooting I seen the fire coming out of the gun and I was traumatized and knew for sure why I knew that that kind of life was not meant for me to live. I went to my aunties church one night, now before I wasn't a church going person, and really didn't understand how big God was, or why did Jesus really die on the cross for us. I came and heard her preach and she was speaking about hell. I felt afraid because I knew that my life wasn't lining up with the Word of God and i knew that I needed to surrender because I don't want to go to hell. So i went up to the alter and said I give my life to Christ. I was claiming to be a believer for a long time but was still living a complete worldly life. I was still listening to worldly music and talking worldly. One of my passions in life was basketball and I always thought that I was going to the NBA. When I transferred to a public high school after spending a year at a catholic high school because my parents couldn't afford to pay the tuition. So as i transferred everything went down hill, I wasn't able to get playing time, I couldn't freely play the way I wanted to play, I was treated differently from the other players and I didn't fit in with the environment that I was around so I quit. Then I stared rapping, because I was on a journey trying to define myself since basketball wasn't the answer for me. Rapping I tried to make a mix-tape to be able have my music put out there but it was a lot of money that had to take part of it that i didn't have. I didn't really know what I was going to do. Then i went to college and was working two jobs. One of my jobs was UPS and when I started there my life began to change for good reasons when I met my brothers in the Lord named Kelgin Ward. When I met him we clicked just like that like it was meant for us to meet. We started fellowshipping a lot and I became more devoted to God and started taking my walk serious by giving up the worldly habits I had. I gave up listening to worldly music, the way I talked, and more. As I got serious about my walk with God, I realized that my life is not my own, and as a christian I had to really live it. All that time I was just claiming it with my mouth, but wasn't living it. As I was always fellowshipping with Kelgin and others believers, it was a good change that came in me and my family didn't understand, only thing in their sights was that I changed and we didn't see eye to eye because I wasn't trying to be worldly no more. One day my mother and I got into an argument with my mother and I moved out and lived with Kelgin. As I started going to Kelgin's church and as I was praying in my heart, I said God all my life, I been trying to things my way but now I ask you to have your way let Your Will be done not mine. One night as I was sleeping on Kelgin's floor but before I went to bed I was reading a scripture in 2 Chronicles and then I went to sleep as I thought about it. As I was sleep, I had this dream were I could see myself coming out of my body and I appeared in this dark place, I don't know where I was at, it was just dark and then I seen this man that started walking towards me. He had on a black suit, with a white button down, black tie, he was tall, white skin, blue eyes, and blonde curly short hair. Now Even though he had a pleasant look but I felt an evil appearance around him knowing that he was evil. Which I knew that it was Satan. He said to me that he wanted me to fornicate with women but I said no because I love the Lord and he attacked by grabbing me my throat and fire appeared in front of us both and I was scared. I thought I was done for. Then a white light shined over me and the devil let me go and backed up. Then I heard this voice that said "you are saved by God". Then the devil disappeared and the voice kept repeating to me "you are saved by God". When I woke up I felt like a new man, felt like a new me has been born. Now as I was new born, born again Christian which I still am til this day, but I was aware of things because I didn't know much bible verses so I was unaware of things like the bible talks about false brethren. I was battling with lonliness for a long time and wanted to be in a relationship with a woman. I got into a relationship with a woman and we fornicated and I felt terrible. She kept wanted to do it but I made up my mind that I wasn't doing it anymore and she cheated on me 2 times and I forgave her twice. Then she did it again and I left her and she pulled a gun out on me, but I was able to leave out of the apartment. I notice it even through my disobedience that He still cared for me and kept me. For 4 long years I battled with lonliness and it came to the point were I struggled with masturbation and porn. I couldn't stop masturbating. I knew I needed help and as I would pray I would tell God I know I am unworthy and filthy. I t was an apostle I was close with at a point of time that spoke condemning things to me that I damaged my soul. I looked up to him so much and sometimes we can have so much not knowing that I was putting him above God. I learned a lot from him and was real close but I still had struggles and he quit talking to me. He blocked me from his phone and never spoke to me again. I felt like God didn't want no part of me because I have sinned so much. I thought what was the point of me living. I was at krogers one day and had to walk home to get me some groceries. I had a lot of bags and had to walk 20 minutes to get back to my apartment. I said if God is for me then He will put it on someones heart to give me a ride home. As i was walking out, I'm on the side of the road and a woman driving in a van stopped and said to me sir do you need a ride? I walked in her car and she said to me, that for some reason when I saw you, I felt something tell me to give you a ride and if I would not have done it I would have felt bad. I knew that moment that God was for me. One day a man that called my phone, I never seen him or met him ever in my life said to me that the Lord has spoke to me about you. He spoke over my life and everything he said was true and I felt strengthened. He told me that God said He has more for me to do. I no longer felt that I was in despair, it felt like burdens were off of me and I knew that God had chosen me for a purpose. I knew in spite of my wrong that God has kept me and I have victory in the name of Jesus, I am not defeated because of what Jesus did. I have learned to have compassion for others in spite of what they do all because of the love and compassion that Jesus has shown me. I now live to share my testimony with others letting them know that they have victory also, they are not defeated and that if they cast all their burdens to the Lord He will take it away from you and will show you your true identity and that's to be victorious in Him. John 16:33, Romans 8:37, Jeremiah 29:11, and 1 corithians 15:57.
Additional Booking Notes
however the place is set up let it be all I'm expecting is just for hearts to be open to what I have to share.
Donnie Mrclurkin (I need you) -(speak to my heart)-(what i believe) (Lord i lift your name on high)
William McDowell ( Draw me close)
-(you are here) -(send me) (in your presence) - (come unto me) -(standing) ( Can't live without you) (show me your face) (you are God alone) (reveal) (come like a rushing wind) ( I'm yours)
Brian Courtney Williams ( worth fighting for)
Tamyya J (Gods got my back)
Hezekiah Walker ( second chance)
Tasha Cobbs ( You still love me)
Harvey watkins jr. (Its in my heart)
Johnathon Butler ( I love to worship)
canton spirituals ( God loves you) (clean up) (fly away when He comes)
Jonathon nelson ( How great is our God)
Full gospel ( You have won the victory)
Deitrick Haddon ( He's able)
Jason Nelson ( nothing without you) ( forever)
Kirk Whalum ( Falling in love with Jesus)
Sinach ( way maker)
Israel Houghton (It's not over)
BeeBee and CeeCee winans ( close to you)
Fred Hammond (Blessed in the city)
Micah Stampley ( Holiness)
Casey j (I'm yours)
Influences & Inspiration
I'm more influenced by what i read in the bible, when I read about my Lord Jesus Christ how He walked with love and compassion. That's what influences me the the most but also Inky Johnson and Eric Thomas influenced me to want to become a speaker.