I was born on June 4, 1973, or so I’m told, just two minutes after my older brother, Michael, was born. (I don’t sit on top of him as much as I used to in the womb, and he doesn’t cry as much as he did immediately afterward.) I was raised with four brothers in a Godly home and accepted Christ as Savior when I was 6 years old. I remember wanting to be sure I was going to Heaven someday, so I prayed to ask God’s forgiveness for my sins. Weekly church services, family devotions, and a Christ-centered education at home all fed my knowledge of God, while trusting Him in more and more areas of my life built my faith in Him.
At age 15, I rededicated my life to God, and I spent years of my life in full- and part-time Christian service throughout my twenties. With my brothers, I sang in our a cappella quartet, The Denton Brothers, performing more than 1,000 concerts nationwide. However, I wasn’t fully yielded to God and harbored sin in my heart, which played out in sinful actions.
At 34 years of age, in 2008, I began serving a 15-year prison term, and God began to once again capture first place in my heart. However, it wasn’t until 8½ years later, in July of 2016, that I fully yielded my heart to the Lord, thanks to the prayers of many Godly people and the influence of a few close friends.
The handful of weekly letters selected here serve as a sampling of what God has done in me and through me during my prison journey thus far. Be sure to read these to get a taste of what I’ve gone through, and I hope you will be blessed by the Lord as you get to know me a bit better.
I’m grateful for all of you who read my letters … letters I write to update my family and give them an inside look at my life in prison. If you haven’t already done so, click here to subscribe to receive my future letters via email, and please join my family in praying for me.
Thank you, and may God richly bless you!