In a classroom at Beulah Heights Bible College in 2001, the Lord gave Luther Washington an assignment and showed him the vision of a ministry that would impact his life in an awesome way.
But like many, Luther
decided to tuck the vision that God had given him on the shelf.
thought that the vision was too big for him to carry out.
Mentally defeated, he
asked, "Why bother?"
God showed Luther
that America had a lot of hurting children with a strong silent cry for help.
As a result, the face of the cry manifested itself in ways such as low self-esteem, alcohol drug abuse, crime, homosexuality and suicide.
God showed Luther
that this cry came from a lack of family structure.
The vision was to create a place where marriages, relationships and families can be restored back to His
Still, thinking that the task was too large, Luther
still did not act on it.
Therefore, God had to show Luther
how important this vision was to Him.
In February 2006, through no fault of his
In March of the same year, while driving down Mableton Parkway, he
was drawn to the old Racquetworld building that had become an eyesore to the community.
The building had been vacant for more than 10 years and was in atrocious condition.
The building was full of graffiti, broken windows, drug paraphernalia, human waste and mildew.
It was not a pretty sight.
Helping the Homeless
decided to climb through one of the windows and take a look inside.
walked the building the vision began to unfold and the purpose for every room was revealed.
brother Tyrone, prayed and asked God to let His
will be done if this was the place for the vision to come to fruition.
Shortly after looking at the building, Luther
took a trip to the tax office to find the owners of the building.
As favor would have it, the lady he
talked to at the office had talked to the owners the previous day and still had their information on her
called, set up a meeting and found that the building was being scheduled for demolition.
Negotiations with the owners of Racquetworld was a tedious uphill battle that eventually led to a Town Hall meeting where Luther
vision to the people.
Six months later, September 2006, he
signed a contract for the building located at 6105 Mableton Parkway.
continuously marvels at how God has moved on the hearts of men to bring His
vision to fruition.
Luther Washington, Jr.
Luther Washington, Jr., Founder & Visionary
Luther Washington Jr.
is a native of Marrero, Louisiana.
He is a graduate Beulah Heights Bible College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Education.
A psalmist of the gospel, Luther
has been featured on numerous Christian television programs.
was nominated for Best Male Vocalist for the Seventh Annual Atlanta Gospel Choice Awards.
is a veteran of the United States Army
and served in Desert Storm.
He was a Transportation Broker before he founded the Family Life Restoration Center.
He is a member of First Missionary Baptist Church and serves as its Youth Director.
is married to Angela and is the father of Luana, Luther III, and Lamarcus Washington.