Austin asked me to write about my experience in Knoxville and Cornerstone as a minority. This is going to be short and to the point.
I have been the minority every single day of my life. So going to Knoxville wasn’t any difference. When I was younger up to my early teens I went to an all Black Baptist church but early on in high school I started to attend an all white Presbyterian church and through that I became a believer. Not because they were white or because I was going to a Presbyterian church but because I was surrounded my truth, and particularly truth and care from my dear friend Kelli Wilmot and former youth group leader. So from that day on not because of preference but because of where the Lord led me I attended predominately white churches. The Lord has been kind to be and gracious to me to give me a heart that seeks truth and wisdom and that’s what drew me to Cornerstone Church of Knoxville. I didn’t care if there was 1% or 80% minorities, I was eager for truth. At CCK I learned and grew a ton. It is a solid and gospel centered church and that’s what I wanted and needed.
I do have a desire to attend a church where truth is spoken and the people are diverse. My prayer is that I will see that before Christ comes back but I do have faith that if not on this earth it will be so in Heaven. I wait that day.
In closing my four years in Knoxville where by far some of the best four years of my life and that was because I was a part of such a great, solid, Christian community. I love and miss my family at CCK!!!