One of the many things I love about the Church of God in Christ organization is that it grooms young men and women for public speaking and leadership. In my early years of attending Sunshine Band and Purity Class my local church made me memorize and recite lengthy speeches. I didn’t know at the time that I was being prepared for something greater in life. Thanks to the training, public speaking and leadership skills are now a few of my strong suits. I now serve in several leadership roles in my community and church.