It’s Friday night, around 12:24 am and I feel compelled to write a new post. I wanted to write about something that would act as a milestone, something that I could look back on and appreciate. So, with everything going on with jobs and the economy, I figured I’d write about my job. I’ve been working contract for Abundant Life Cathedral, also known as ALC since June 2006. I left Drake Container at the end of 2005, so ALC has been keeping me pretty busy. This post is not about me and my many successes, NO! It’s about ALC. If you know anything about me, then you know that church would have been the last place you would find me.
Well, I guess things change and you just have to check it out for yourself. I’d say that this church is actually a pretty cool place to be. One year, they had Vivica A. Fox come stop by and chat for a bit. Dr. Ed Montgomery and Lady Minister Saundra Elaine Montgomery always bring that little extra something that keeps you wondering who might walk through the doors. Not to mention they are great mentors and pastors who continue to “Build The People Who Shape The World”. Also, the members of the ALC band are all quite talented in their own right. Ernest Walker of Walker Entertainment Group plays the drums, Chris Black on bass, Rick Marcel on Guitar, Mark Taylor on Keyboards, and Marcie Chapa is on the bongos (percussion). ALC also has one of the largest and most talented choirs in the country. The ALC choir participates in a multitude of events, traveling, and making appearances on television. You can see them on the recent video from C-Span of the Houston Mayoral Inauguration with Mary Griffin, Werner Richmond, and The Ernest Walker Band. If that’s not well outside of the norm for a church, then having Lakisha Jones from American Idol or Yoland Adams walking around is. So as I reflect on the economy and my current situation, I look back and see the many talented people I’ve had the privilage of working with. So, as I sit and contemplate this post I want to say that if you haven’t been to church lately, then you should check out ALC. I promise you won’t be disappointed. Tell em’ Jacob sent you and you might actually see me in my Sundays best. Like my mom would say, ” Look at J. Paul Getty over there”.