DAVID & JOY
A lifetime of Love, Life and Creative Pursuits
Joy and I met on the evening of December 27, 1986,
The moment I stepped into Joy's house our lives changed. We fell in love and quickly discovered there were many other things we shared in common; our faith and our love of the arts.
Joy was an accomplished vocalist and I was producing plays in the Philadelphia theatre scene.
Within a matter of months, we were living together and producing concerts with our newly created jazz band, WYUM Radio.
When Joy and I had a child my focus turned
to a career in non-profit development.
Starting with a development consulting firm called The Development Center, I eventually joined Drexel University's
Annual Fund as Assistant Director, then Director of
Annual Giving. I eventually transferred to the College of Media Arts and Design as Director of Admission, where
Joy and I studied film and video production.
We were commissioned 30 times by Drexel University
over twenty years, to produce a variety of documentary
and promotional video content.
Joy and I also produced our own series of personal
documentaries and dramatic films.
After performing at the Show Boat Casino, I had a chance to go to Istanbul to perform at the Teran
Palace's Q Club. After returning, I was changed.
by the experience. I was truly closer to my God.
A few years later, I was waiting in my doctor's office, leafing through a woman's magazine.
I came across an article, When My Mother Stopped Loving Me.
I was brought to tears and realized it was my story.
The loss of love was staggering. My Journey, My Salvation is my personal testimony of how I survived.
I hope it can be an encouragement to others.