My name is Jesse and I would like to take a few moments to introduce myself and give you some insight into how this venture came to fruition. Since high school I have been an avid outdoorsman. My focus has mostly been on bowhunting big game. Some years back I had a friend introduce me to the world of waterfowl hunting and that experience forever changed my life. After the first flock of ducks and geese committed to our spread, and we sprang from our layout blinds I knew that this was for me. At the end of my first season of hunting I purchased a lathe and began the process of making duck and goose calls. Needless to say, I have spent many hours refining the craft of making quality waterfowl calls. It is a great feeling to build something with your own hands and watch it draw in a wary bird within gun range. I truly appreciate you visiting my site and I hope that you enjoy your time here. If you have any questions or would like to know more please contact me from my site and I will get back with you soon as possible. God Bless you and be ready when "The King Calls!"
WHY KINGDOM CALLS?
WHY NOT! Well, it is not that easy. I thought long and hard about a name that I could identify with and meant something to me. The name Kingdom Calls has a twofold meaning and it was derived during a conversation with a friend. I had been building custom archery equipment and I had been signing all my bows Kingdom Archery. Once I began making calls my friend Andy said..."When the King Calls...will you be ready?" After hearing that I thought what a great idea for a tag line for my duck/goose calls. The name and tag line had a twofold meaning. First of all, it was great for hunting. The calls are soooooo good when you hit them you better be ready because ducks and geese are going to come raining out of the sky!!!! Maybe not...but it is a novel idea. Finally, and most importantly to me...it is about my King....King Jesus. The question that every person must be accountable for is this. When Jesus calls you, when you realize you are a sinner, when you know you don't have that relationship with him...will you be ready to accept the call? It is a question that every man, woman, and child on this planet will have to answer for themselves. I have said yes...I have answered...and I want to help as many people as I can to do the same. This little business, I hope, in some small way may further the Gospel of Jesus. I also hope that if your reading this that it has made you think about his call to you. If I can help you in any way please feel free to contact me. Thanks for visiting my site and remember: When the King Calls...will YOU be ready?"
I was born in Cicero Illinois September 30, 1972. My father was a pretty violent guy and was murdered when I was 2 years old. I grew up in a very dysfunctional home but was fortunate to have a mother who loved me. At the age of 18 I was the first of my family to graduate high school. From their I received a college scholarship to play division I baseball at Northern Illinois University. I had some good success in college but found myself falling into the traps that many in my family had. I was drinking regularly, experimenting with drugs, and indulging in very unhealthy premarital relationships. As college wrapped up I was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers and was excited to pursue a life as a professional athlete. As I entered into what many would call a dream opportunity I found myself participating in nightmarish behaviors. I sunk deeper and deeper into a life of despair. At this time a number of incredible things occurred. One, I was reunited with my brother Mike. When we had last seen each other 5 or so years earlier he was a drunk violent guy. Now he was what he called "a born again Christian". I was floored by the change but thought he was a bit crazy. Next I met another Christian on the Brewers who was all over me about Jesus and the Gospel. Finally, I sustained a knee injury. My injury gave me a lot of time to reflect and when I was at my darkest time in the off-season my Christian buddy from the Brewers called me and said that he had inured the same knee and was rehabbing in Arizona. I was floored by his call and even more floored when he invited me to come rehab with him. There he took me to Bible studies and got me involved in the baseball ministry. This still was not for me and then a final amazing thing happened. A old high-school girlfriend called and asked me to come visit her. My motives were far from pure but when I arrived she told me she was a Christian! Wow...I couldn't get away from these people. I spent the night at her house, on the couch of course, and the next day she MADE me go to church with her. It was there that I was introduced to the saving grace of Jesus and my life was forever changed. Because of his sacrifice, my life's direction took an about face. Baseball ended, and a new life began. I have since met the love of my life, have 3 beautiful kids, and am blessed to be living for the King