Ceejay, Ann and their carefully chosen associates combine their dedication to living what they teach with their enthusiasm for understanding the environment in which their participants live and work. From this foundation, they create a dynamic, safe and progressive learning atmosphere.
Define. Implement. Discover
It seems that, even as a child, I loved organizing things. No, I wasn’t a tidy child by nature; my room almost always had that cluttered desk look. Rather, it was my desire to make sense of the world around me, to understand why we are here, and how people fit together. I was always trying to produce an organizational structure that would enable something in life to work better.
In later years, I adopted the illustration of each life resembling a 100 piece puzzle. Sometimes each piece fits. Sometimes a piece gets rough around the edges, wrinkled or just out and out stops fitting. Sometimes, a group of pieces will erupt. Careful, love-filled steps need to be taken then.
My first company was called “Strategies”. It seemed fitting since my goal was to help people understand where they were, where they wanted to be and how to get there. I started off working with businesses mainly. The experience that I had gained in my family’s business, then as a teacher, a broadcaster and as a political organizer laid a solid framework for helping others.
In 1999, I incorporated the company under a new name: Warner McAfee Inc. By 2009, I knew that it was time for me to re-focus my efforts into ministry. In 2012, the company formalized this change and Taking the Next Step Corp. became its new name.
As I continued to develop and implement strategies, it became clear to me that I would have to look outside of my family if I hoped that the body of work I had developed would outlive me. One day, a relatively new friend asked me to teach him what I knew. To me, this was a strange request as I had great respect and regard for this man, and believed there was much I could learn from him. Over time, we began to see how a partnership could be formed.
Our shared broadcasting, business and organizational backgrounds (you don’t want to miss CeejayHorrell.com) Ceejay’s international music ministry and his working knowledge of the internet and social media are just a few of the skills and experiences he so humbly pours into the lives of others. But it was his love for our Saviour and thoughtful concern for people that convinced me that he was the ministry partner that the Lord had chosen for this stage of the company’s life.
And that’s how Ceejay Horrell became a new puzzle piece in the life of Taking the Next Step Corp. in 2015.
Ceejay and I are grateful that you have stopped by our website and have clicked onto this link. We would like to know you better just as you wish to know us better.
Normally, this is the place where we would tell you about our education, the accolades we have received, our hobbies and our families. Everything we would say would be written to convince you that the programs and services that we offer are the best ones for you.
But, that just isn’t true. It’s the guidance that Jesus offers through His word that is the best for all of us.
An unknown writer once said. “
This Book is the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding; its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable.
Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, practice it to be holy. It contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you.
It is the traveler's map, the pilgrim's staff, the pilot's compass, the soldier's sword, and the Christian's character. Here paradise is restored, heaven opened, and the gates of hell disclosed.
Christ is its grand subject, our good its design, and the glory of God its end. It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet.
Read it slowly, frequently, prayerfully. It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, and a river of pleasure. Follow its precepts and it will lead you to Calvary, to the empty tomb, to a resurrected life in Christ; yes, to glory itself, for eternity.”
So, here’s who we are since we began to follow Jesus’s guidance and the principles in His text book for our day to day living.
Jesus has become the Friend who loves us in our worst moments and tenderly guides us through them.
The Word of God has become our life’s cornerstone, the place where we search for the answers to the challenges we face.
We are learning how to love in a Christ-like manner.
We long to share with you what we have learned. Joy and peace have begun to flourish in our lives. These gifts of God, like faith and love, are available to us all.
What’s holding you back? Let us help you give it to Jesus so that you, too, can be free of the past, at peace in the present, and filled with hope for the future.