ABOUT OUR PROGRAM & FOUNDER
In The Beginning
“It is important for me to know how you feel about the challenges our nation faces today… ” President Clinton
“…your message is of importance to our youth of today…. ’ Pat Robertson – Chairman, Christian Broadcasting Network
“Thank you for sharing your story with me. You have a wonderful testimony … ” Jan Crouch – Vice President and Co-Founder of Trinity Broadcasting Network
“WRITERS past turns to gold… …Fatherless since he was eight, he left home at the age of eleven. And, like a Charles Dickens character, he survived through odd jobs and his wits.. ”Ernest Holsendolf – Atlanta Journal Constitution…
“Your book is GREAT. I could not stop reading until I had read all of it. ” Jay Walton – Old Rugged Cross Press
“You have written a fantastic book..” M.L. Jones – Living Faith Literary Agency “Perseverance does pay off… ” Shawn P. Evans – The Atlanta Metro “…
your kindness is exceeded only by my appreciation… ” Maynard Jackson – Mayor of Atlanta ’93
Hopefully this is the beginning of something good… ” Robert W. Lee – Pres. International Boxing Federation and USA Boxing Commissioner
“You played an important part in our City Access broadcasting Brenda Jackson – City of Atlanta Broadcasting
“The mind possesses an ability to do amazing things, but rarely do we meet people who encourage us to pursue our goals… Meredith Dunn-Atlanta Business Chronicle
“WE present you with the key to the city of boxing for your contribution of education and motivation… ” Samuel Floyd – Atlanta Bankhead Boxing Academy
“Fanning the deck . . . Author’s “House of Cards” tells of troubled past . ..” Amy Forester, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Writer touts books as saga of spirituality, tale of good, evil . . “ Sarah Fischer, The Gwinnett Daily Post
In The Beginning
BESIDES EDUCATING HIMSELF & THEN TEACHING THE SKILLS TO OTHERS, INCLUDED INTERNET SKILLS, AUDIO VIDEO GRAPHICS WEB DESIGN COMPUTERS IT-SECURITY DEDICATED SERVICES ART WORK WRITING SKILLS AND OTHER LIKE SKILLS, HE TAUGHT MARINE AND FRESH WATER ECO SYSTEMS, WOOD WORK, MECHANICS AND EVEN COOKING SKILLS; ALL PART AND PORTION OF HIS MINISTRY! SO CLICK PAGE 2 TO VIEW WORKS & HISTORY.
LSYF/YOA Worked With 14-17 At Risk Youth Online, At Churches/Organizations And 17-24 “On The Job” 24/7 At Our Ten Acre Facility In Lawrenceville Ga For 10 Year. A Few Quotes From The Many That Line The 4 Walls In Letters And Awards From Prominent Individuals After Rocks Battles And Brushes With Life:
In The Beginning
OUR FOUNDER GAVE UP A LARGE TOP NOTCH JEWELRY COMPANY TO BEGIN A Ministery That Utilized TO TO Teach Hosting, Design And Internet Computer Works To Youth And Was Voted # 10 In Hosting & Design Nation Wide For FOR Years Next To MindSpring. 3 Com, NetWorkSolutions and Other 5 other premium mega corporations! With YOUNG MEN WHO WERE CONSTANTLY IN TROUBLE LIKE Elijah Reedy, David Reyna, Gabriel Rodrigious And Other Young Men Locally And Young People Online From Around The World
FROM 10 ACRES OF FAMILY OWNED LAND For 10 Years Rock And Company Built A Small Power House And Restored A 1960’s Motor Home To Conduct Live Broadcasting–Even Covering Interop In Atlanta; The Southern Baptist Convention & Reporting The Contentious Sheriffs Election In Dekata Ga Live!
Moving From A Penthouse To A Mobile Home, Rock And Denise Funded This Venture For Ten Years W/o Donations USING IN HIS OWN CASH AND INCOME FROM INTERNET AND BROADCASTING FEES.
FRIENDS USED TO DRIVE HALF WAY UP THE LONG DRIVE ON THE 10 ACRE FENCED IN PROPERTY SEE THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES MOBILE HOME TURN AROUND CALL ROCK UP AND ASK IF THEY WERE AT THE RIGHT PLACE! ROCK FINALLY BUILT A LOFT 4 YEARS INTO THE MINISTRY OUT OF A LARGE OLD BUILDING!
Fact, LSYF/YOA Hosted Over 100 Prominent World Wide Christian Ministries! DREAM CENTER, KERUSSO ACTIVE WEAR. LAKE HAMILTON BIBLE CAMP, MANY MANY MINISTRIES CALLED LSYF/YOA THEIR #1 HOSTING PROVIDER!
For 10 years from 6 am to 3am, ours was a self funding, self generated Youth Ministry Titled YouthOfAmerica & The Lighthouse Sanctuary Youth Foundation. Even JAS, at the Gwinnette County Fair —handing out cards at 3 years of age, built thousands of pages and sites+ had OVER 200 chapters nationally + internationally; Video and Audio were a specialty— uploading took hours and hours just for one video!— we pioneered many techniques.. even live feed on the road
SOME OF These Ministries Continue To Be The Largest Online TODAY! AND MANY OTHERS GREW INTO LARGE OR TOP MINISTRIES DUE TO LSYF/YOA.
We published books and produced music & video under “magic press” [most amazing gift in CHRIST PRESS]. We had poetry and writing contests; awarded over 5,000 prizes from 1996 through 2005. Even youth in India, Australia and Pakistan were signed up! We traveled the nation as far as Arizona delivering CONTEMPORARY Education in a way that was totally unique. We proudly state we won over 50 internet awards!
ROCK OFTEN USED HIS JURY PRUDENCE AND STUDY IN THE LAW AND ABILITY TO WRITE WRITS, COMPLAINTS AND ORDERS TO HELP WITH ISSUES FOR ALL PATRONS..
Some Of These members are Still Hosted By The Rock On His Servers Today And Some Of Those Whom Utilized Lsyf/yoa Are Members Of The Fb Community Today Including Frank Catania And Bob Torres And others.. The Ministry Ceased To Exist When The Property Was Sold In 2005.
TO VIEW SOME OF OUR WORKS on way back machine archives USE THIS LINK: http://youthofamerica.com/youth-of-america-2.htm
WE ARE NOW REVITALIZING THE BUSINESS AND MOTIVATIONAL PORTIONS OF THAT OPERATION TO INCLUDE THE BROADCASTING & NEWS PORTION OF THAT PROGRAM WITH EZnewsTV AND OTHER NEW AND EXCITING PROGRAMS AND YES! THESE INCLUDE TRAINING PROGRAMS.
In The Beginning