It is a pleasure to introduce myself to you. I am James Cruise, and I have the “James Cruise Ministries”. You may or may not have heard of my ministry. We are a new and inspiring ministry based on helping people fight through life’s tragic events.
Who I Am
My life was changed forever during my 26th birthday party when my father, mother and one of my younger brothers were murdered by my youngest brother. Fourteen years later tragedy again invaded my life. My life was again changed forever when my beloved wife of 12 years was killed in an automobile accident, while my three young children, ages 11, 9, and 5 were severely injured. I raised a daughter and two sons as a single-parent dad for over fifteen years. After more than fifteen years as a widower and single parent, my life was once again changed forever. I was given a second chance at love and chose to marry again. My wife and I are pursuing the challenges that step-families face, desiring to live out God’s plan for our family.
My story is one of facing death and grief straight in the eye. My story is how I learned to cope with tragedy and move through these devastating life-altering events. My prayer is that my story will encourage and inspire others who may have experienced or are experiencing life-altering events in their lives.
My desire is to honor God as I share the lessons I have learned about grieving the loss of loved ones, raising my children as a single—parent dad, facing the reality of my own death, the rewards and challenges of developing a successful step-family, and the art of reinventing myself after each of these life-altering events.
Let me Inspire
It would be an honor and pleasure to bring my story and testimony to your church or organization. I would love to work with you in developing a presentation that will fit your goals and objectives. Thank you for your time, and I hope to have the opportunity of meeting you in person some day.