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Meet Sean Weatherly

Meet Sean Weatherly

My testimony fully displays the love, grace, and mercy of Jesus. I grew up in a church-attending, Christian-claiming household; I even aspired to be a preacher in middle school. At the age of 14, I felt unfulfilled and began chasing my fleshly desires. It was at that age when I began experimenting with drugs and alcohol. By the time I had graduated high school, I was consumed with my love of money and had already begun selling drugs. The first five years of my "adulthood" involved the following: several drug rehab programs, multiple arrests resulting in a criminal record (3 drug charges, no felonies), months in jail, and many sexual relationships.

At the age of 23, I found myself on the brink of homelessness. I decided that I would, once again, attempt to put down the drugs. Within a couple of months, I was blessed with a new job, car, and even my first iPhone. These new, sudden improvements in my life led me to believe that this could only occur through divine intervention.

Previously, I had always considered myself very "spiritual." However, I used that thought to justify what I knew was my sin. Around this time, my brother invited me to a young adult Bible study. I was very reluctant to go as I had always viewed Christians as egotistical, judgmental, condescending, hypocritical, etc. The list was endless. Fortunately for my later self, I gave in and attended the Bible study. I enjoyed my first Bible study, but what I remember the most was the leader's kindness and love – he did not fit the Christian stereotype I had conjured in my head. All I knew was, I want more of what THAT GUY has!

Over the following months, I spent more time with this leader learning about Jesus. Though I had been raised in the church, I was learning things about Jesus that I had never known. I also had stumbled across what is known as "Christian Hip Hop". Hip-hop and R&B were always my favorite music genres, but I had never heard them paired with the Gospel. It was as if I was finally listening to someone who thinks and looks like me, but they also follow Jesus. The combination of these things eventually led to my baptism at First Baptist Church of Conroe, Texas. I decided to follow Jesus in 2017, and I’ve been walking with Him ever since.
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