Laurence was born in the Caribbean/South American country of Guyana, and emigrated to Brooklyn, NY at the age of 15. He is the Associate Pastor at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church (MVBC); and he also holds the title of, and performs the tasks of Minister of Education, and Minister of Finance for MVBC. He has also been an accountant for the Federal Government for the past 27 years, and is currently a Lead Financial/Cost Analyst for the National Science Foundation (NSF), in Alexandria VA. Laurence holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of MD, College Park; and a Master of Theological Studies from the John Leland Center for Theological Studies, Arlington, VA. Laurence is also a veteran, who served four years active military duty, and two years reserve duty in the U.S. Navy.
Laurence’s philosophy is “Live well, laugh often, love much; and always put GOD FIRST!”