|Min. Rahim Chesed Aton||
Joined Feb 17 2012
Born on November 20th 1957 at 7:58pm. 1 had no idea what awaited me in this brand new world. In my early years I had aspirations to become a fireman, Policeman, or a Doctor, never knowing that my people (Black people) would be in need of one. On August 11th. That was the beginning of a world that no one can prepare for.
As a 12 yr. old boy my world was shattered when my mother passed away at Billings Hospital. From that day forward until I was 21 yrs old he and my brothers and sisters became wards of the state under the care and control of D.C.F.S.
I was raised in the Church Of God In Christ under Elder James Stovall in Chicago. I attended church five days a week and no one had to make me go.
I did not immediately accept my calling to the ministry; I spent most of my time playing my horn and practicing martial arts. In 1976 I was introduced to a neighborhood band and begin playing R&B and blues in lounges and clubs. While in the clubs I made an excuse for doing “GODS” will by carrying the bible with me to the clubs and reading it during intermissions, but that was “my” will, not “Gods will”
In my attempt to feed the spirit of humanity that haunted my soul, I organized a production company in 1981 called The Temple of Music Association. This production company was organized to teach the business of music to aspiring up and coming artist as well as teach the importance of putting God first in everything that you do. This still was my will, and not the will of God.
In 1987 after taking “my will” to its extreme, I was diagnosed with a rare incurable lung disorder called Sarcoidosis. The Creator proved the doctors wrong, they said I had only 18 months to live, but when GOD calls you on a mission you might run for a while but you can’t hide. I stopped running, repented of my transgressions, and GOD through the use of nature’s herbs, prayer, and a change in diet, healed me. I was inspired by God to take the Temple of Music Assoc. to another level of service. And so was born The Temple of Mercy Association.
The Temple of Mercy Association is an all-inclusive, black conscious, righteous movement that focuses on unity among all black people of various religions. Presently I am working with Dr. Webb Evans, Founder & President of the United American Progress Association in an economic drive to influence Black people to “Buy Black.” I'm the founder of the Temple of Mercy Association, board member of the Pastors of Englewood, Member of he Cook County Clergy United Advisory Board., Co-Owner of the Everything Black Retail Store, Publisher of the Wake Up Newspaper, Co-Owner of Toma Records & Productions. All in the name of elevation and restoration of the black man and woman in America.