Pastor Cedric Nelms, Co-Host of Two Wise Men and a Smart Chick

Cedric Nelms

This journey for me started when I was around ten years old, giving speeches at my great-grandfather’s church in Texas. It continued to develop as a teenager speaking on behalf of the youth ministry at the Methodist church in South LA. I always knew at the core of my being that I wanted to stand in front of people for the purpose of giving guidance and assistance. But it took me awhile to discover that ministry was the vehicle that would allow me that ability.

By the time I got to college, my dream was to be in the NFL and my major was biology, with the purpose of going to medical school. Ministry wasn’t even in my mind at that time, but along those lines, I thought being a doctor would allow me to help people.

After college, I found myself at a traditional African-American Baptist church, where I discovered what God was calling me to do. And that is where I chose to become a “microphone” for God in advancing the Kingdom of Christ.

Now that I have been in ministry for 18 years—six years as a pastor, with 17 years of marriage and working on my Bachelor’s degree in ministry—I have found the stability to do what I have been called to do. Today God uses me to speak, teach, and preach in a way that speaks to the hearts of people. I understand this sacred gift from God is my blessing and cannot be taken for granted.

As host of Chosen Generation Ministry Radio Show, a podcast on ARP Internet Radio, and as pastor of Chosen Generation Fellowship Church, a grass-roots, upstart church in South Los Angeles, my goal is to serve and strive to meet the needs of the people in the community; to live in my purpose and continue to affect change wherever I go; and to be a friend to everyone that I meet on this journey.