Reggie has been homeless in Charlotte for 8 years. 2 years ago he heard about The King’s Kitchen & Bakery and walked through the doors for the first time to attend church services on a Sunday.
Reggie doesn’t want to be defined by his homelessness, however. He loves tennis, Gladys Knight, teaching geometry and wind waves, martial arts, and Splinter from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He laughs when he says that he loves drawing eggs (a recent drawing is featured in his picture below) and that if he could do anything with his life he would stop smoking and become a math and science teacher.
During his time with the Dream Center, Reggie has received help from other men in the program and been able to get his ID and social security card. Even more importantly, “The Dream Center has given me a chance to talk about spiritual issues and dilemmas and helped me deal with and direct my anger,” he said. “They are my friends here.”