When I turned 23 years old, I decided to make a little change in my life, and I started up a little computer business. I grew that business over the next 10 years to where I’m at now. It’s not a great big busines,s but I love it. I get to do what I want, when I want, and I make a lot of money doing it. Even after I started the business, I continued to party pretty hard, but I was more realistic about it. I would go to a bar. I didn’t keep friends for very long, because I found that when I was with friends, I would get into trouble. I didn’t get into as much trouble.
In my late 20’s I began to feel a deeper connection to God. When I as 8 years old, I was saved and baptized in a Baptist church in Texas. And I knew then what I was getting into. I knew that God was real and I believed in Jesus Christ and I accepted him as my Lord and Savior. But no 8 year-old kid really understands the difference between right and wrong. I mean he knows he’s not supposed to take the cookies out of the cookie jar, but he doesn’t understand the depravity of man. He doesn’t understand the sovereignty of God, and the deeper things of the spirit. At 27, I started to really dig in and try to get a better relationship with the Lord by studying the Bible.
By 29, I quit drinking, smoking cigarettes, partying, and got completely sober. A little time after that is when I found the special forces operations training guide. This was a google search. I had just got back from a mission trip to Haiti, feeding some families, building some houses, and I came back and wanted to get in shape. I was already working on getting my mind right, but I wanted to get my body right. I thought about it, and there’s all these guys, these sports players and wrestlers that are pretty hardcore dudes, but I thought who’s the most hardcore in the world. I mean, the most all around hardcore guy. And the best answer I could come up with was American Military Special Forces Operations guys.