Name: Robert T. Sells
Occupation: Author/Poet/Spoken Word Artist/Inspirational Speaker
Hobbies: Reading, Writing Poetry and Short Stories, Singing
Ministry Involvement: My wife Marlas and I birthed “Words of Inspiration Ministries” which ministers to people through poetry and music, and public speaking. I serve as a deacon at Living Hope Church in Merrillville, IN
Community Service: Minister to Youth, Women and Men/ Stop the Violence movement
Favorite Leisure Activity: Reading
Biggest Honor/Achievement: Selected for Black Essence Award
Why is it important to be a person who inspires others: People who inspire others can lead them into action and the pursuit of their personal goals, which can then affect many others. It can become a wonderful never-ending cycle!
What legacy do you plan to leave for your children/those that look up to you: I want all who knew me that I stood for God 100%. I gave my all to Him. I dedicated my life to His purpose for me. I want others to know that if they allow God to use them that their example of Jesus may be the only Jesus some people see.
On Being An Inspiration: Serving God is inspirational to me because Jesus was a true servant. He came to this earth from His seat next to the Father to die so that all mankind will be free from the bondage of the devil and sin. During His time here on earth He served many people gladly and with unconditional love. Even though He was the Christ He was the perfect example of love for your fellow man. My prayer is to be like Christ during my lifetime and serve others as the Lord leads me.
What is your favorite quote/scripture: ”For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years: In 5 years I see my wife and I ministering around the world in poetry and song and running pre-marriage seminars.
In 10 years: I see Words of Inspiration Ministries becoming a philanthropic organization providing scholarships to young men and women who desire to become pastors.