Jerrell Collins Jr.

jerrellCollinsJrMY PASSIONS ARE INTERCESSION AND EXHORTATION

Proverbs 21:2 NKJV “Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the hearts.”

   Hello, my name is Jerrell Collins Jr... I am 40 years old, and I currently attending Liberty University Online to obtain my associates degree in psychology. I have been married to my wife Cynthia D. Collins for 6 years. We have five children (Misti, Dustin, Victoria, Armendra, and Jerrell J. Collins).

   I worked as a network engineer from 2002 to 2016, started a real-estate company in 2006, but closed the company in 2010 after the housing market crash of 2008. My wife and I have started our new real-estate company in 2016 to help families that can’t get loans from the banks. However, our primary calling is to encourage the lost to salvation with the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

   I was born in Detroit Michigan and raised in Birmingham Alabama. My mother and father separated when I was eight years-old. My mother was left to raise three boys (Terry, Jerrell (me), and Chadrick) by herself. We stayed with my grandmother in her 3 bedroom house. There were a total of 15 people living in this 3 bedroom house, so private time was non-existent.

   At the age of ten I was introduced to pornography, by my uncle, who lived in the house and had Playboy magazines. I would steal them and look at them for hours. Later he purchased playboy video tapes, so I did the same thing. That same year, I had sexual intercourse for the first time with an older female cousin who came to stay with my grandmother for a while. This was the beginning of a seed of lust being planted in my heart that would torment me for years to come, as I developed in my adolescent years.

   I was baptized when I turned 12 year-old at New Rising Star Baptist Church. Even though I confessed that Jesus died and arose for my sins, I hadn’t made Him Lord of my life. So, for twenty years I lived my life the way I wanted to live, with the knowledge that I have a Savior; but missed the fact that I needed Jesus as Lord of my life to guide me in the way that I should go. I knew about Jesus just like I knew about celebrities, but I didn’t have a relationship with Jesus. In 2008, Jesus came to me to start our relationship.

   I have always read the Word of God and prayed, but was about to experience the one I was reading about and praying in His name. I was in Tampa, Florida, for a work assignment and while I was there; I decided to enjoy the night life. I would go out to the strip clubs and bars, and pick up a woman I wanted to have sex with. By this time, I already experienced physical intimacy with over 200 women. I didn’t have control over what I was doing. The seed had grown into a tree and produced much fruit. While sitting in a strip club, I begin to talk to a woman that caught my eye. After talking for a while, we begin to be physical in the club. All of sudden, she asked to be excused and left. About 2 minutes went by and the bartender walked over and asked me where I was from.

   I told him, “Alabama.”

   He said, “The woman you have been talking to is a man.”

   Then I said, “I do not believe she is a man, because I know a man when I see one.”

   He said, “I have been watching this man do this for over 5 years now.”

   This happened three times before I realized that this was Jesus making a way of escape. According to 1 Corinthians 10: 13, “No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it” (NKJV).

   I left the club immediately. I am a manly man and how could this happen to me? I wanted to kill that man. I was so heartbroken when I got back to my hotel room, I cried until it was time to go to work the next morning. After work, I got something to eat, went back to my room and cried some more. For the first time in my life, I prayed from my heart as if I knew Jesus personally. This was the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

   Not long after my experience, I was baptized with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. God began to send people my way that was in need of prayer. Almost every city I had an assignment for work, someone was asking for prayer or I was asking if they needed prayer. God was moving in my life. I went from being bold for the devil to being bold for Jesus.

Jerrell & Cynthia Collins

Jerrell & Cynthia Collins

   In 2009, I attended my neighbor’s home-going service at The Refiners House church. I felt that the presence of God was there, so I went back for a Sunday service. After my third visit, the Spirit of God led me to purchase every Sunday service CD for the year. The only thing I would listen to in my travel was the messages from God. Six months later, I was paying my tithe to the Refiners House.

   I met my wife in 2010, in Woodstock, Georgia. We got married on December 30th 2010. We joined the Refiners House that year, and drove from Georgia to Alabama for services when I was in town. The trip was three hours one way and was worth every mile. My Lord was in control and I had no objections.

   In 2012, the Holy Spirit spoke to my wife and me to attend a church where we could serve. Three hours one way to church does not leave much time to serve. So, the Holy Spirit led us to New Birth Missionary Baptist Church under Bishop Eddie L. Long. Here my wife served in the homeless shelter, the mission and the outreach ministry. Also I served in the homeless shelter; outreach ministry, Nation of Jesus, Manhood 712, and taught a class in the evangelism and prayer ministry.

   The Holy Spirit spoke to my wife and me in January 2017, about partnering with Pastor Sheldon Landy. We had already been working together on a couple of assignments (Thursday Night Transformation, and One Mile Food Pantry). Serving our community and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ are two things we have in common. So, when the Lord spoke to Pastor Landy about starting a church this year; my wife and I were led to join him in the vision God gave him.

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   I serve as a teacher, intercessor and minister at Fellowship of Believers (FOB). I have been given the spiritual gifts of speaking in tongues, word of knowledge, word of wisdom, exhortation, giving, mercy, leadership and serving. My passions are intercession and exhortation. I did these things before I really understood them. I have a few mentors in my life. My mentors are Bishop Steven A. Davis, Pastor Sheldon Landy, and Mother Hazel Roach just to name a few.  

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