Abe is one of five children, so his first youth group was his family. Growing up in a large family was a challenge, but it was the challenges that grew him into who he is today. He spent the majority of his childhood and teenage years in southern Louisiana.
In 2000, Abe encountered a youth pastor who invited him to attend youth service at his local church. For the first time, attending youth group gave him a sense of community and purpose. The youth ministry became a safe place to grow into his calling.
In 2001, Abe spoke to a group of his peers at a SYATP rally. There were over 200 of his peers in attendance. This was his first time to speak to a group of youth. It was from this point on he knew that God was calling him to something greater than he could imagine! Every time there was a youth event, he was there! It was because of the guidance of adult leaders in his youth group and the leadership of his parents that continued to grow him closer to God.
In 2005, Abe took his first job at a church. He was an intern at his home church. The same youth pastor who invited him to youth group also recruited him as a leader. And from that point on Abe continued to serve in youth ministry.
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