Adarrel OMAR Fisher
Born in Indianapolis, IN and Raised in Charlotte, NC, Pastor Adarrel Omar Fisher is the founding member of Making Others Righteous (M.O.R.). He started writing rap/poetry during his childhood back and forth with his four brothers and developed a passion for it. He later accepted Jesus in 1991 at age 13 at a Christian Summer Camp sponsored by Hickory Grove Baptist Church. Omar rededicated his life to Jesus at age 21 with the new years resolution that he would read the Bible from beginning to end. After doing so he was equipped to accept his calling to ministry in 2000 first with Bible studies that he conducted from his home to share the Word with his friends. This is also around the time when Omar joined St. Phillips Baptist Church which he is currently a member of. In 2001 one his best friends was shipped off to a Federal Prison in Lexington, KY which devastated him, but gave him a bigger sense of purpose when Omar visited him and found out how often Black men were going to prison, being released, and then coming right back to prison. The amount of Black Adult Men and Juvenile Offenders is astonishing and the recidivism rate is mind-numbing! Omar joined the Saints Prison Ministry in 2003 after finding out about the organization via the internet and began touring around to different prisons to play structured games of basketball with inmates and deliver a message from the Lord to all who would listen at half-time. Seeing the success of reaching men with the game of basketball, a year later Omar started M.O.R. with the purpose of using Christian poetry and Christian rap to reach even more men and young men in a way they could understand. Omar believes rap/hip-hop which is embedded in the African-American culture has been used extensively to communicate negative themes such as illegal gun use, violence, illegal drugs, and misogyny, but that it also can be used to convey the positive message of Jesus’ sacrificial love. Omar has published many poems, has performed in over 43 states and 4 countries, was featured on Voices of Christ Literary Ministries International, is a member of the International Network of Prison Ministries, is a member of the Philadelphia Police Chaplains, sits on the Board of Directors for theÂ Pennsylvania Prison Society, and also in 2007 published a book detailing his most life-changing prison ministry experiences…Confrontations. In 2012 Adarrel was able to travel to Tanzania and do prison ministry in the city of Mbeya. Â In 2013 Making Others Righteous Prison ministries released their first official international Christian poetry and Christian hip-hop album, Who Is MOR? Â In 2015 Adarrel traveled to Kenya to do ministry for the first time in orphanages across the country. Â Pastor Adarrel Omar Fisher will continue to minister to the incarcerated and those with a high propensity for incarceration as long as the Lord allows him to.
David Laverne Williams
Born in Fayetville, NC currently and residing in the Bronx, NY David is the other head of Making Others Righteous. David was introduced to Omar by Keisha Spraggans who was one of the original attendees of the in home Bible Studies that started Omar Fisher’s ministry work. David has been writing and performing poetry for over 20 years and is very skilled at keeping the crowd captivated with his story-telling as well. David appears on the first poetry CD by Making Others Righteous as well is featured in the book Confrontations.
Jason is currently residing in the great state of West Virginia. Jason Boggs was an inmate at Rubenstein Juvenile Detention in Davis, West Virginia when he volunteered to come up front during an M.O.R. performance and do a freestyle. Soon after Jason Boggs was released and he quickly rejoined his church in West Virginia, became ordained as a Pastor, and also got married. Jason joined M.O.R. for the first time in 2011 when he traveled with M.O.R. to San Francisco, CA. Â In 2012 Rev. Jason Boggs became pastor of New Beginnings Church in Franklin, WV. Please look for Jason on the next MOR Album to be released Summer 2013.
Born and raised and currently living in Philadelphia, PA. Nicole is a nurse at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and simply has a very caring spirit which vibes well with the juveniles. Nicole has been a follower of Christ many years and has also been a student of the Word of God. Nicole loves to sing gospel music but also contributes in many ways behind the scenes with her very supportive nature. She is quick to encourage and uplift the other members of M.O.R. right before they perform in front of Adult and Juvenile Offenders.
Douglas was raised in Charlotte, NC. Â In college at Appalachian State University he became Â a member of the rap group “Blades” but he soon realized the power in a message that was Christ-centered. Â He has performed with Omar at a fundraiser at Appalachian State University and at penal institutions in the southern half of the country. He currently resides in Fort Wayne, IN.
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