We had the good fortune of connecting with Sean Lyles and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sean, how has your background shaped the person you are today?
I was born and raised in Memphis, TN and I think the things that immediately come to mind regarding my hometown is music and church (Also, barbecue but that’s a conversation for another time). And I think having grown up with that surrounding me it helped feed my desire to know and follow Jesus and help others in the process. Add to that my family background and I think it was a foregone conclusion that I would be involved with ministry to some capacity.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
We began The Outpour Christian Church two years ago and have seen much growth and impact to the people who have been apart of the ministry. Our desire to see people grow spiritually and walk in their purpose is a driving force behind what we do. And as grateful as I am for what God has done in the last two years, I am excited about where we are headed and the opportunity to impact even more lives.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love Fleming’s restaurant. It’s one my favorite restaurants. I also enjoy going to Top Golf and Six Flags.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
First and foremost, I have to give credit to Jesus. Growing up there were a lot of opportunities for me to down a completely different path than the one that I did, so I recognize that God kept me from making a lot of bad decisions.
I have to shoutout my wife, Pastor Kristy Lyles. She tirelessly supports my goals and ideas. Without her I wouldn’t have accomplished so much of what I’ve done without her.
I also have to give credit to pastors and ministers from my past and especially my spiritual covering, Apostle Tony Wade and Pastor Felecia Wade of Divine Life Church in Memphis, TN. I’ve been blessed in that God surrounded me with people who saw something in me at a young age and that they would give me their wisdom, advice and counsel as often as I needed it.
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