WHO I AM
I was raised in church. Grew up in San Antonio, TX. I’ve always been awkward and was always trying to make people laugh.
I felt called to ministry in the 8th grade. I had no idea what it meant or what it would look like but I knew it was there. But during my senior year of high school I completely fell away from church. That’s when I started doing stand-up.
I knew when I turned 18 I wanted to go to a comedy club and at least try stand-up at an open mic. That’s exactly what I did and I loved it.
My parents really wanted me to go to college and they really really wanted me to go to a Christian school. I finally stopped arguing and applied at Southwestern Assembly of God University.
That’s where God called me back to Him.
I thought I had to quit doing stand-up all together in order to pursue ministry but then I met a professor who also did stand-up. He let me travel with him, performing 5 minutes before he went up.
I learned so much from him. You can do comedy in a church and it can actually be funny. The most important moment was when I realized you could use it for ministry. I remember the first time I saw him end a comedy show with a message. It was so effective. I just watched in awe, thinking “I didn’t know you were allowed to do that.”
I’ve now been doing comedy for over 10 years. I love making people laugh but I also love getting to preach and share the gospel. It’s been 5 years since I stepped out in faith and made this my full time job. It’s been so much fun.
WHY I DO WHAT I DO
Confession is so important to me because it was missing from my life for a long time. Even though I grew up in church, I was always too scared to tell anyone about my depression and suicidal thoughts. The secrecy and the shame were killing me inside. Finally, someone in my life created the space I needed to feel like I could open up. It changed everything.
My greatest goal as a speaker is to help others find the courage to open up about what’s really going on in their lives.