Do you know YOUR Identity? What is YOUR Purpose? What is the Destiny that You were born to fulfill?
The answers to these questions are what our fathers, in times past, imparted and cultivated in us. Almost every major problem in the world can be traced back to one human condition: fatherlessness.
When a father does not take intentional responsibility for your life, you automatically inherit an "Orphan Spirit." From the heart of that spirit flows brokenness, jealousy, envy, strife, murder and all manner of evil. The book Fatherless brings us back to what we lost and helps us to restore our inheritance by returning us to the Creator and Lover of our souls. Find out how you can be reconciled back to the Father and live the life you were always destined to live.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
My name is Kierra McKenzie, and I was born and raised in Maryland. Family has always been a huge part of my life. I have been blessed to understand the life of being an only child of my mother and spending time on weekends with my 6 siblings from my father. I did not grow up with a hunger or curiosity for God, my early experience was going to my local catholic church every Sunday as a family tradition.
There was an experience in college where I sat in on a service at a Baptist church and during the alter call, I felt a pull to go to the altar but fought until the last minute. I immediately fell at the altar and began to weep uncontrollably. A lady stood praying for me, but I didn’t hear anything that she said because I couldn’t stop crying. Once I wiped my face, I got up and left. And that was that; I just went about my day. No one explained to me salvation, reading the Bible or even plugging into a church community. To me it was just another awesome experience, but I had absolutely no language for it.
After graduating college with a B.S. in psychology, I didn’t know what direction I wanted to take my life into. I had been dancing since the age of three with different dance companies and apprenticeships, and that passion was stronger inside of me than my other passion to become a psychologist or counselor. So, I decided to move to L.A. to pursue my dream of becoming a dancer.
I began taking classes, performing in different dance projects, commercials and acting gigs, while trying to survive as a server. I started going to a church — and suddenly, I grew a hunger for more of God and started seeking out many questions like “Is God real?” and “What is my purpose?” I didn’t even know that you could hear the voice of God! That's what intrigued me the most. Yes, I was one of those people that went to the alter at least 10 times just to be sure I was saved, until the Holy Spirit revealed to me that the encounter I had at the Baptist Church in college was my salvation. I began to serve in the church, became one of the lead ushers and joined their dance ministry.
Even though I had a great Father, I still grew up with attributes of an orphan spirit. God began dealing with the issues of my heart and childhood roots that I developed that needed to be broken down. I realized that it wasn’t ok to want to be isolated or judge mental or selfish or self-centered. Without knowing it, I developed this survival mentality where I felt like I had to look out for myself and take care of “me” or who else will. Which caused me to live a life of self-preservation that was rooted in fear.
God reversed the enemy’s plans for my soul and gave me hope and a future that I could never have dreamed of. God the Father was the answer to every void and misunderstanding in my heart. This journey isn’t easy, but He predestined me with a plan of redemption that my cup may overflow and those who drink from it will receive the healing and medicine that I have qualified to become, through my testimony. I continue to walk the path that he has prepared for me and helping those he sends my way to realize that this life was never intended for you to do it alone but to walk with Him as a son or daughter and become one with the one who is the lover of your soul.
My name is John Whitfield, and I was born and raised in Washington, D.C. I served 11 years in the United States Army and another six years as a civilian contractor in Germany, Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Korea, Afghanistan and Dubai. Using my gifts in media, music, audio/video production, content creation, instructional design and public speaking, I am taking the Gospel to Hollywood and to the entire world. My calling is to be a light unto the world.
I have a personal relationship with Jesus that I developed at an early age, getting saved at the age of seven and being baptized shortly after. I was filled with the most precious gift of the Holy Spirit at the age of 17, shortly after joining the U.S. military and arriving in Monterey, CA. I give total glory and honor to Christ, who causes His presence and anointing to invade everything that I say and do. “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord” (Luke 4:18-19).
I am currently working on my Doctorate in Apostolic Leadership and Applied Ministry. I speak in different locations when called upon, and I intentionally endeavor to “press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14)! I walk in all of the fivefold ministry gifts, highlighting whatever gift that God needs me to use at the time. I have a strong calling and passion to see God’s sons realize their purpose, come into alignment with their destiny, and get equipped for the service of ushering in God’s Kingdom here on earth. I believe that the time is coming — and now is — when the last will be first and the first shall be last (Matthew 20:16). This is the season when the sons of God are manifested as we make our way back to God the Father and are restored.
Writing the book Fatherless with my dear and beloved Kierra McKenzie has been a love offering unto my Lord and Savior Jesus, and it is 100-percent divinely inspired by my very Best Friend, Holy Spirit. As you read this book, you will be set free, elevated and come into revelation after revelation of the Father’s love.
– Associate of Science Degree in Recording Arts
– Bachelor of Science Degree in Entertainment Business
– Master of Science Degree in Instructional Design & Technology
– Master’s in Apostolic Leadership and Applied Ministry
– Doctorate in Apostolic Leadership and Applied Ministry (2021)
JOHN WHITFIELD III
– Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher
– Audio/Video/TV/Radio Producer
– Entrepreneur, Instructional Designer, Content Creator