After graduating from high school in 1969, Gerald and Phyllis were married and then moved to Washington, D.C. Gerald was drafted into the military and served in Vietnam where he began using drugs that controlled his life for 18 years. In 1989, he entered the Teen Challenge Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Program where Jesus Christ saved him and delivered him from drug addiction. Soon after, God restored Gerald’s marriage that had almost been destroyed because of his addiction and then God called him to preach the Gospel. Gerald is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. Currently, Gerald and Phyllis are active members of First Assembly of God in Alexandria, VA, where he is the Church Evangelist. He serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the Teen Challenge Ministry in Capitol Heights, MD. Since 1993, Gerald has been involved in Prison Ministry in the US and abroad; he served as Prison Coordinator for Teen Challenge for a year.