“My name is Anthony and I continue to be a part of an elite group called the “Special Forces.” This group is for all the young men and women who have put on the full armor of God and fight to do His will. This group is not for the weak of heart, people of little faith, or doubters, but it is for those who want to press toward the mark of the higher calling.

“I wasn’t always a part of this group. Like many of you, I was caught up in the devil’s lie that I didn’t need God. “I can do it all by myself.” Boy, was I wrong! I thought I had all a teenager could have: friends, who I later found out were not my friends; women, who I really had no regard for but were only there to satisfy my physical needs; and popularity, which I later realized was only for the enemy.

“God had better plans for me. He allowed me to fall into my own lower desires and fall to a low point where I had to rely solely on Him.

“I found God on December 26, 2009 and that was the best moment of my life. Even though I was going to jail, I walked with my head high knowing God was with me each step of the way. He led me to a man named Tony Woods, a.k.a. Pops, who made me a leader of the “Special Forces.” Pops showed me how to take the burning desire I had for the world and turn it into a burning desire for God. Now I burn down Satan’s lies with Jesus’ truths. I still fall at times, but I’ve learned it’s not about being in the rain: it’s how you dance in it. And I’ve been dancing ever since!”