Back from the Shadow of Death: Fulfilling Life’s Mission with God’s Help
Marwin Strong’s message is: Achieving dreams is possible for everyone. Though he admits this goal will not be easy, with his unique life and message he shows that moving into the light of self-fulfilling dreams and success is a choice and a journey worth making.
Marwin Strong should not be alive today. He died 17 years ago, and was reborn a remarkably transformed man.
With frequent frustration, but also courage and hope, Marwin shows this kind of transformation can happen to anyone. Though his experience is told from a uniquely Christian perspective, Marwin’s is a story for any person, from any religion, even for those who claim no religion at all. It is a story of hope for an America ravaged by overdoses from the opioid epidemic, suicide, homicide and depression.
Born in the small rural town of Muncie, Indiana, Marwin grew up in an inner-city neighborhood rife with poverty, drugs, violence and discrimination. After a near fatal attack by an unknown assailant, Marwin made a dramatic comeback from his former life by starting his own in-the-trenches war against drugs and violence. His experiences in the streets and his unique speaking style due to his trauma, make him a powerful speaker who easily communicates with those in the community as well as those still in the drug game.
About The Author
Elder Marwin Strong is currently an Advanced Placement English teacher and basketball coach at Dallas Texas Can Academy Charter-Oak Cliff School, a program that offers a second chance to students who have struggled in a traditional high school setting. Prior to moving to Dallas, Strong was a long-time community leader in Muncie and was ordained as an elder at New Life Ministries in Indianapolis.
Strong is also a leader at The Potter’s House, a non-denominational American megachurch in Dallas, Texas. The church is led by well-known pastor, author and filmmaker T.D. Jakes. Jakes’s church services and evangelistic sermons are broadcast as The Potter’s Touch.
While Strong is committed to sharing his mission in Texas, he continues to support his mission in Muncie. He supervises his Enough is Enough movement continuing with outreach to people returning to the community from prison.
With a bachelor’s from Ball State University and an associate degree from Ivy Tech Community College in Legal Studies, Strong is a consultant conducting lectures and training on theories of classroom engagement with an emphasis on multiculturalism. He speaks at colleges, community organizations and churches across the United States and overseas. Strong is committed to providing opportunities for better education, better economic opportunities and multicultural understanding across the globe.