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After dealing with the obstacles of living a poverty stricken life in a single parent home, Herbert began to live the street life, rejecting everything instilled in him as a child. Eventually Herbert’s wrong choices landed him in prison with a seven year sentence for selling drugs. While in prison, he gravitated closer to God, remembering his roots from which he was raised.
While in prison, Herbert was ordain a minister of the gospel and preached his first sermon. In addition, Hebert began to write gospel music. He is now known locally for his hit single, You Can Get Bumped. While studying in consecration one particular day, Herbert came to the scripture, Matthew 4:19 “And he said unto them, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Since then, Herbert has been a fisher of men.
Herbert believes that ministry is not only in the church, but in the street. Not only does He preach the word, but he preaches over beats to grasp a hold to the ear of the youth. His motto is, “WE ALL SHOULD BE FISHING, Winning souls for Christ. He believes that the church should get back to real ministry; meaning reaching lost soul. The pimps, the hustlers, drug dealers, prostitutes, and the homeless are the people the church should target. He participates in street ministry, prison ministry, Counseling youth, and many other activities. He has dedicated his life to help youth make better choices to be an example not to go down the wrong road.
Herbert graduated valedictorian from the Windham School in Lockhart, Texas. He is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and is currently pursuing his Bachelors is Social Services at Belhaven University.
Herbert Addison is currently the Youth Pastor at St. John’s United Methodist Church, under the leadership of Pastor Rudy and Juanita Rasmus. He vows to preach, teach, and to be used by God in any way. H e is always fishing by the way he lives his life through every decision that he makes. Herbert is a walking testimony that Jesus saves and turns lives around. You can call him sold out to Christ! “We all should be fishing!”