In 2009, Pastor Wesley, as a young teenage boy had an encounter with a street preacher in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. He was not raised in a Christian home but this encounter completely revolutionized his life. The street preacher approached him and his friends, shared the gospel with them, of how Jesus Christ suffered the death penalty and died on the cross to save them from their sin. Wesley received this within his heart, he testifies that the hatred he felt towards his enemies had left, the fear of God entered into his heart and he knew he needed whatever this man was telling him about. He was led in prayer to receive Jesus as Lord and Saviour then and there on the streets.
All three of them left the encounter each of them saying they felt a weight lifted, a sense of every need being satisfied. Truly a salvation experience.
After going to a Church service that same night at The Potter’s House Erdington Church, he got into the wrong crowd. There had always been a deep desire to fit in, to be accepted by peers and to conform to what the majority were doing. This led to weekly partying, underage drinking, a fair share of violence and disorderly behaviour. All throughout this time the questions raged on in his heart: What about that Church? Where am I going in the afterlife? Am I meant to be living this way? At age 18 he began to attend the Church again, this time with a purpose, to know this Jesus whom he’d met 3 years prior.
He then recommitted his life to Jesus in a Church with the conviction that this is final. Being discipled in The Potter’s House Erdington, Birmingham Church he’d learnt leadership, worship leading, conducting outreaches, leading prayer meetings and working with people to pursue the will of God.
Whilst on an outreach, Wesley testifies he heard the voice of God deep in his heart to be a minister of the Gospel to a world broken in sin, therefore devoted his life to the Gospel and further pursued discipleship.
After 3 years of serving Jesus Christ, he met his soon to be wife within the Church. Already knowing each other through family ties, Natalie attended a church service and received Christ as Lord and Saviour. The two got married at 22 years old in 2015, and were released into Walsall, West Midlands in February 2018 and to this day are doing a work for God in the Walsall Town.