Stephen Kirk is an engineering consultant of 25+ years experience in the Oil & Gas industry and a graduate student in Christian Apologetics.
At the age of 12 I accepted Christ as my Savior. The critical moment occurred during the hot, humid days of a June vacation Bible school in a small southern town. As the pastor over the previous weeks and months proclaimed the heart-wrenching sacrifice that Christ had made for me and all of His family I reached the point of casting off that demonic lie of "what will others say when you admit you are a sinner". I believe that moment shaped my character from that day forward such that to this day I am not haunted by such voices of fear and concealing darkness. I am called therefore to announce those things that are publicly unpopular.
I believe if I had refused to choose Christ at that young age I too would have become just another naysayer and cynic jeering those who would step out for God and truth. My favorite saint of the Bible is Stephen who testified even to the point of martyrdom. (Acts 6:5- 8:1)