At 8 years old, Pastor Wilfredo “Choco” de Jesús was abandoned by his father, failed the third grade for not being able to read or write, and found himself navigating the gang-filled landscape of inner-city Chicago.

But through all this, God was faithful. Pastor Choco overcame and used what he learned along the way to serve the Kingdom of God.

Pastor Choco is the former senior pastor of New Life Covenant Ministries, founder of the Chicago Dream Center, author of “Love Them Anyway” and “Move into More”, the first Hispanic executive in the U. S. Assemblies of God, and was named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential men.

“I should have never been on Time Magazine as Time 100. And that just tells me, Ken, that God has a purpose. And can I just say to your viewers that God is in the business of using unusual people.” – Pastor Choco

“The church should always be present, no matter what…and not be afraid of what’s going on in culture.” – Pastor Choco

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KEN HARRISON is the host of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison,” a podcast building godly people for a better tomorrow. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on YouTube and your favorite podcast platform, including Apple and Spotify. The podcast also offers listeners the opportunity to receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

Harrison serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation whose clients donate over $2 million per week on average to build God’s Kingdom. For nearly 40 years, Waterstone has assisted givers in supporting their favorite charities by crafting customized, innovative giving solutions that empower donors to prioritize income, minimize taxes and optimize giving.

Ken started his career as an LAPD street cop in South Central and then spent nearly two decades in commercial real estate nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to the second-largest commercial real estate company in the world while continuing as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.

Ken volunteers his time as the chairman of Promise Keepers. His mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.