Back in December 2004 while contemplating the state of Christian entertainment, we realized that there is nowhere for us to go without compromising our Christian values, beliefs and identities - so "The Saintuary" was born.
I think that the images of the nightclubs are wrong and when young people grow up they want to go to these places, because it’s part of their culture. Ask yourself, what are these clubs promoting? Drunkenness, sexual immorality, lewd behavior, and inappropriate dance. Why should you surround yourself as a Christian in a place where CHRIST is not welcome! Where else do we have to go to let loose and have a good time without conforming? Nowhere! While riding in the truck at work, GOD began to speak to me about creating a Christian Club with a total Christian experience. The club would be located in Atlanta, showcasing inspirational music, comedy, bands, live DJs, and spoken word, while giving people a chance to see that Christians can have fun. At the time, it was an idea that just popped into my head, and I didn’t agree with it at first – saying to myself Christian and club just don’t sound right together. I just felt at the time it was a way of conforming, and I definetly didn’t want to do that. I had dismissed the idea, but when it didn’t go away, I knew it was from GOD. Especially when I was given the name, even down to the exact spelling. GOD further confirmed this vision when I started realizing, through the scripture, that music was created to praise GOD and Satan had stolen it. So this is our way of taking back and using it for what it was originally intended for.
I realize that clubs cost a lot of money, which I don’t have. The way I believe it was shown to me was to rent out different halls to hold an event called, “The Saintuary.” The event is to be held every three to four months in order to get people familiar with the idea of a Christian Club, and to build up clientele. We plan on raising the funds to actually buy a building in a permanent location for “The Saintuary.” I have accepted the fact that it was indeed from GOD. I told GOD okay, but how am I going to find a DJ that plays Christian hip-hop. A few days later while I was looking at the paper, I saw an article on the front page about a DJ that was spinning Christian hip-hop. So immediately I contacted the paper, they put me in contact with the DJ who agreed to volunteer his time to help me with the vision. He also had experience in promoting, which is an area that I needed to cover.