“If God is real, why does he allow bad things to happen?” This question runs through the mind of many people when tragedy or hard times are upon us. These times are referred to as seasons in the wilderness. The non-fiction piece guides readers to understand who God is, what he requires, and answers the questions regarding life’s hardships. In addition, the work also describes how we can come into a season of prosperity by re-aligning ourselves with God and his word regarding our lives. It is a literary work that is written in laymen’s terms to help people understand the complex personality of God and how we can attain his favor over our lives in difficult times.
Author and Christian speaker, Chayil Champion is the founder and pastor of Burden Lifters Worship Center, a facility soon to be constructed in the heart of Santa Monica, California. Champion is also the best-selling author of "Exiting The Wilderness: GOD's Plan For Us to Repent, Conquer, and Prosper" and the newly released "...But He Said He Was A Christian". After receiving Christ as his personal savior at the University of Miami, Champion continued to build upon his Christian foundation by joining Athletes-in-Action (AIA) and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). It was through these organizations that Champion grew in the LORD while competing as a two-sport athlete in football and track.
After graduating with a double-major in Communications and English, Champion spent over 12 years in education as an English Teacher, Football coach and Vice Principal before being called to full-time ministry. Champion studied and advanced in ministry under the teachings of Pastor Russel Johnson (I.B.B., Miami, FL), Dr. Tom Mullins (Christ Fellowship, Palm Beach Gardens, FL) and Pastor Toure' Roberts (One Church International, Los Angeles, CA). Champion has served in ministry for over 15 years and was co-founder of 5,000 Fathers ministry with Pastor Toure' Roberts.
Now, as Champion embarks on his apostolic and pastoral call to leadership, he aims to restore hope to the broken and oppressed with the message of Jesus Christ. Champion currently resides in Santa Monica, CA where he serves in outreach ministries that are designed to restore those suffering from poverty, homelessness, and addiction.