Since the age of 11, Timothy has asked the question, ‘why’. Whether it was why he had to perform a task a certain way or why people believed what they believed, he desired to understand the mechanism behind the belief. This deep curiosity led him on a path to discover what life, love, and happiness was truly about. Like the majority of individuals, Timothy’s path of discovery began in the religious arena. This is where he was instructed that all the answers to his questions about life could be found. At the age of 15, Timothy became a youth minister and placed himself in the position to receive mentorship from his church elders. He studied hard and was known for his undying inquisitiveness. Although Timothy achieved respect amongst his peers, his penetrating questions about life had yet to be answered. Therefore he decided to attend the American Baptist College, Moody Bible Institute, and later Jacksonville Theological Seminary, in which he received his degrees in Theology and Education and obtained his PhD in Christian Psychology.
Timothy had three degrees, yet he still felt that there had to be something more. He began to notice that although people had their respective religions they still lacked one important aspect, joy. He knew this because he himself lacked joy. He then decided that he needed to search outside the walls of religion. Thus, his journey of spiritual enlightenment began. During Timothy’s quest he discovered that the lack of joy and the void in people’s lives stemmed from the judgmental thoughts they had toward themselves and toward others. In other words, people were deficient of love. [Love of self and love of others.] This very love is the reason he founded the Leadership Institute for Transformation and Empowerment (L.I.T.E.) along with his wife Jiquay Glenn. L.I.T.E., located in Jackson, Tn., is a community, based organization that focuses on equipping individuals with information that is relevant to their current situation. Timothy and Jiquay work together to teach principles of meditation, self reflection, self observation, love of self, and others. Timothy is an upcoming visionary strategist for the West Tennessee area and is currently working on his much anticipated book. He, along with his wife, currently facilitates the Language of Life, a monthly community event they designed to discuss the issues that prevent individuals from achieving success, happiness, and living life to its fullest potential.
“Nothing about life is black & white. Life is a colorful mystery that must be approached with wisdom & insight. I have devoted the majority of my life seeking this wisdom that I may be of service to mankind. We are very powerful spiritual beings, however until we are ready to cultivate this gift by the power of Self-Transformation, we will continually be trapped by the chains of the Ego. My intention isto be a guide to those who are lost within theirown inner darkness & assist them in seeing the powerful light within themselves.” -Timothy