Hi! It’s an absolute pleasure to meet you and I look forward to the opportunity to serve God by serving you. I wanted to bring you a little bit closer to share some more about who I am and how I have come about doing what I do with The Narrow Gateway.
I started my career as a corporate lawyer; I am an Admitted Attorney in South Africa, which is where I grew up. I have an LLB (Bachelor of Laws) and as an admitted attorney, I practiced and flourished as a corporate lawyer in various industries for many years, before responding to God’s instructions to “speak His words”.
I have always loved to walk alongside people through difficult times in their lives, always looking to steer them towards a wholesome relationship with God. In my friendships and relationships, I was always that friend who wanted to ‘go deep’ and help people with their ‘issues’. I also always had a natural gift and love for studying and teaching the Word of God, even from a young age.
These natural inclinations, coupled with life experiences and God’s leading, brought me into my current work as a person who loves to see people live and thrive in the fullness of ‘the God-life’. I help individuals and groups to identify and make the lifestyle shifts that they need to make in order to discover, experience and display ‘the God-life’ which we were created and saved to live.
I love to travel, experience new places and make lasting memories with my loved ones. I love love love to spend quality and quantity time with my husband, who is my best friend, and my four kids. For me, a perfect evening or weekend, after having had the best quality time with my loved ones, would be to go to a Gospel concert or other ‘God-ish’ program (that’s what my son calls Christian programs!). I love teaching or speaking about the Word of God.
“I saw a problem in myself; I saw a problem in the world” – Coach Toyin
I grew up in a Christian family and became a Christian at a young age. I genuinely believed in Jesus but I spent much of my walk with God in a constant battle against sin, insecurity, inner brokenness and more of that nasty stuff. I could not understand why this supposedly all powerful Jesus, seemed to be powerless to deliver me.
Worse still was that I looked around me and found that many of Christians I knew had the very same struggles as I was having! Why would the world ‘buy’ our ‘Jesus message’ when we ourselves were not being transformed by it? Not to mention that so many of the atrocities we have seen in the world have been done in the name of this same brand of powerless and sin-filled ‘Christianity’ that I was seemingly banished to! What happened to being ‘the light of the world’ or ‘the salt of the earth’? What happened to “he who the Son sets free is free indeed”?! How are we to do “greater works” than Christ did to deliver the world from sin, brokenness and disconnectedness from God, if we are pre-occupied, struggling with the very same nastiness err’body else is struggling with?
These were my struggles, and I wanted answers. I loved Jesus, but I was tired of the battle that was keeping me weak and carnal!