John Allen Harrett
(Condensed) 0n July 7th of 2007 I surrendered to Christ as a successful gay business owner in Jacksonville Fl. Raised in a Christian home, but molested and deceived, I ran from the knowledge of God for 10 years. On that night I was laying in bed with my "husband" and another lover, with money in the bank, local celebrity, and a successful business. I had Everything I thought I wanted but was empty and miserable with no peace or joy. That night I got up from bed, went downstairs, and wrestled with God as to why I couldn't leave my business, identity, and life to follow Him. I had chosen to serve self, knowing what Gods word said, and even ignoring the logic of species procreation. The scripture instilled in me by my God-fearing parents is what Holy Spirit used to convict me. Every excuse my wicked heart could conceive as to why I couldn't surrender was refuted with scripture. "What shall it profit a man if he gains the world and loses his soul"? "Whosever will come with me, must deny himself, take up his cross and follow me." "There is a way that seemeth right unto man, but the end thereof is destruction" "choose you this day whom you will serve" That night I confessed my sins, slept on the couch, and left in the morning. Today I live in LA, working as an Art Director, serving at a church plant in Burbank, but travel to sing in a gospel quartet, and act in Christian Theatre. (Currently Caiaphas at FBCJAX Passion Play) I just found out that my friend Eric Snow was a part of your prayer event on 7/7/07 praying for individuals trapped in the homosexual lifestyle. I am the (a) fruit of that night. Thank you!