Divine Poetic Expressions
Birthday: March 30 Education: 1991 graduate of North Lenoir High School Attended NC A&TSU 91-93 Favorite Scripture: Jeremiah 29:11 Favorite Meal: Fried Chicken, Collard Greens or Cabbage with Ham hocks, and Cornbread Favorite Song: His Eye Is On The Sparrow Favorite Color: Blue Favorite Poem: I Am Coming Out Of This Hobbies: Writing, reading Influences: Maya Angelou, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Bishop Noel Jones Gerry L. Wootson has been writing since the age of thirteen. He has overcome many obstacles in my life such as a learning disability discovered in the 2nd grade. It was there he was told that he would not be anybody nor amount to anything; He'd never read past a sixth grade level nor graduate from high school. Through hard work, determination, dedication, supportive parents, and unshakeable faith in God, he went on to defy the odds. To write is his mandate from God. This year makes my 22nd year as a poet. From the first time he picked up a pen to write he knew it was a gift from God. Never would he imagine the magnitude of impact that poetry could have on one's life. And that God wanted to use him in that capacity as a spearhead for deliverance, healing, empowerment, encouragement, and inspiration. What a mighty God we serve! "Phenomenal. Amazing. Uplifting. From the first sentence Mr. Wootson read, it was truly evident of the God given talents he possessed. Everyone in that class was left speechless. His poetry was so peaceful, inspiring, and encouraging. His words from God were comforting, inspirational, and full of peace. It ministered to my deeper part of the pain of failure, disappointment, and strife. His writing reflects who he is and his struggles. Because he is so personal in his writings, he touches a deeper part of the reader. He mirrors our pains and triumphs in his own. He is a thinker, a planner, a visionary, and a man of compassion. His savvy as a writer will undoubtedly spill over into a savvy business. "are just a few accolades of people who encountered and experience through the gift of Gerry L. Wootson. With his unique voice, this gifted and anointed minister, poet, and songwriter has blessed the lives and touched the hearts of many throughout the United States. "I believe," says Wootson, "That poetry has woven it fabric into society so intrisicately, to pull it's thread would cause civilization as we know it to fall apart." His vision is to glorify...exalt...evangelize; glorify God, exalt His people, and evangelize the lost. The focal point of his message is love, hope, deliverance, encouragement, and healing. For so long these burdens I carried/Thought I would never get up/But all it took was the Master's touch/Word out on the street/Is that I'm heading for defeat, defeat, defeat/But there is someone that I met that I want you to meet/Who can change your life just by the words He speaks/One day God spoke a word/In my spirit I received what I heard/So clear that anyone could hear it/But it was directed and reserved only for my spirit/He spoke a word to my self-esteem/And the self-confidence that it brings/Causing it to rise/Because I am the apple of His eye/His words canceled out what the devil prophesied/He revealed the truth and exposed the lies/He reached down from the pavilions of glory into the gutter in the muck and the mire/Proving that the devil is a liar/With this testimony I make a declaration far and near/By the grace and mercy of God I'm still here.