Show me your closet and I’ll tell you who you are. I've been fashion conscience since elementary school where I matched my socks to my wardrobe. I prided myself on going against fashion trends in order to make statements about my artistic expressions. One night, while drinking with my friends, I confronted the empty closet of my heart and realized that God wasn’t a priority. I surrendered my life to Christ and several years later began a mission to create a clothing brand. It was a brand that would combine my fashion sense with my newfound love for God, and so Young Fly & Living 4 God was born.
In 2013, geared with my faith and inspired by the presence of God, Young Fly & Living 4 God was launched. On my journey to build a clothing brand, some of the struggles I faced came from my very own community; Christianity. The question begged to be asked, “Can I look fly and still live for God?” After much research and hard work, I was determined for that answer to be a resounding “YES!”. I discovered that confining Christ to an outward appearance is as crazy as confining Him to the cross! I knew that this vision was bigger than that. My purpose was to create disciples of Christ by using the influence of fashion. When I realized that a clothing brand could be stylish and Christ centered, I found myself on to something revolutionary.
My wife (Tacara) and I are responsible for a movement that is so necessary and utterly timeless. We understand that this brand belongs to the people. We collaborate with God to create fashion that inspires conversation about Him. Our only goal is to make His name great through relevant fashion. Young Fly & Living 4 God is an inclusive brand that goes beyond the limits of boxes and labels. This brand is infused with infectious faith. It encourages believers to grow and nonbelievers the chance to become a part of a story that was written for them.
We reside in Raeford, NC with our beautiful daughter Olivia. We may come from a small town but we've created a global brand!