In 2015 after giving my life back to Christ and the Christian journey, I was interested in studying to learn the Word of God better. I was guided by my pastor and mentor Dr. Gary Murray to go back to school. He recommended Emanuel Bible College in Nashville, Tn. At the time, I had read the Bible front to back several times and thought I had a pretty good understanding of it. So, I decided to take one class and see how it went. I got an A in the class and fell in love with the professors, the learning environment, and the other brothers and sisters that were attending with the same desire to learn the Word better in order to be able to teach others. After that first class, I decided to take a full load every semester including the summer. I made straight A’s during that first year, and then I had a conversation with my cousin La’Tanya George who had been working on getting scholarships for over 30 years. She helped me to find a scholarship that was for kids that graduated from my high school and were pursuing a degree in Theology. Even though I had graduated from high school in 1978, unbelievably, I earned a full scholarship and the school actually owed me money when I graduated with my Doctorate of Theology degree in May of 2020 with a 4.0 GPA.
The first thing I’d like to point out here is that you can accomplish anything if you put your mind and heart into it and commit yourself. You are never too young or too old. God tells us that He knows the plans He has for us, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Our College Counseling Service Program can help you to not only prepare for college but help you to find the money to go that you may not find in the high school guidance counseling office or in doing your own research. There are scholarship opportunities that only prominent schools ever find out about and our community school kids are left thinking they can’t afford to go to college or aren’t good enough. I’m here to tell you that even at 60 years of age I obtained a Doctorate degree that I never in my wildest imagination thought I could do and I’m here to tell you that we serve a God who is able to make a way out of no way.
If you are interested in obtaining a college degree and are in need of information on how to prepare yourself or looking for resources to make it happen, please contact Tabernacle of Restoration and we can help you.