The Transforming Power of Jesus Christ

Published: Sep 04 2021

Today our special guest is my cousin Elder Reginald De’shon Haymon. Elder Haymon was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He is married to his lovely wife Elder Latilah Marie Haymon. They have two wonderful children who are their pride and joy!

Widely respected as a dynamic worship leader, Elder Haymon blends his gifts of evangelism and passion to create an atmosphere of powerful-overflowing worship. Through transparency and child-like faith, he invites worshippers into a place of intimacy with the Father, confident that where the Father's love is revealed, freedom will come, destiny will be realized, and the kingdom of heaven will advance in the earth! Per Elder Haymon, at the tender age of thirteen he would go house to house spreading the fire of God, praying that those he’d encounter would experience the life-changing power of Jesus.

Notably, Elder Haymon and his family are faithful members of Resurrection Church On The Rock in downtown Cleveland, Ohio where he was licensed and ordained as an Elder in 2014. Subsequently, in May of this year, God deemed it appropriate to elevate him to the office of Pastor. He currently operates as the Pastor of Missions, leading prayer walks, street evangelism, and the prison ministry. As a multifaceted musician, prolific rapper, anointed singer, and dynamic actor; he uses everything that he does as an opportunity to show forth God’s glory (Romans 8:18).

Moreover, several months ago, he and a team from his church participated in a short-term mission’s trip to Costa Rica, a tiny but fascinating country from Central America that has strong political, financial, and economical relations with the United States of America. Costa Rica is a beautiful country but with so much need! While there Elder Haymon and the team focused on serving in children, youth, and adult ministries, feeding insecurities, construction, and evangelism.

Per Elder Haymon, “We witnessed many signs, wonders, miracles, and salvations as a direct result of powerful evangelism.” “We were blessed to minister to people who not everybody can reach." “I was beyond grateful to be there.” Through prophetic worship they declared an open heaven everywhere their feet treaded and changed the atmosphere over the destitute region.

Scripture tells us that Christ came “not for the healthy” but for “the sick” (Luke 5:31). He promised rest to “all you who are weary and burdened” (Matt. 11:28). He declared that the “poor in spirit” are blessed (Matt. 5:3), because in His kingdom “many who are first will be last, and the last first” (Mark 10:31). This value reversal anchors the Christian idea of redemption. In Christ, all of our comparative weaknesses become occasions for His glory to shine all the brighter, and we are invited to reinterpret them in light of His death and resurrection. This means as Christians, as Elder Haymon walks out with all due diligence, we are called to follow God’s example in lifting up the low and despised. As Paul reminds us, “God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong” (1 Cor. 1:27).

We were deeply moved by Elder Haymon’s decision to serve our Lord Jesus Christ through short-term missions! In a world that continually seeks to find fulfillment in a myriad of unhealthy ways, he choose to follow exactly what Jesus Christ told us to do in His last words on earth: Go into all the world and make disciples of every nation, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). We are very proud of Elder Haymon for his selflessness and passion to serve in the Kingdom of God. Elder Haymon desires to see every life, region and nation experience the transforming power of Christ, including his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.