Karif Lawrence is a proud family man, professional, and advocate for all people. Born and raised in Sacramento, CA., Karif has a strong passion for serving his region. He was called into ministry in 1997 and had been sharing the gospel through his life and love ever since. Karif is a remarkable and dynamic public speaker with a special gift to motivate others to action. He currently serves as the Discipleship Pastor of Antioch Progressive Church. He also has an absolute passion for helping under-served and underrepresented people overcome barriers to success. He teaches financial education and leadership skills as his way of lifting the communities he serves. He is always a willing servant and uses his skills and talents to benefit others. Karif sits as the Vice President of the Elk Grove-South County Democratic Club and is proud to serve on the Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce Foundation Board. Karif has acted as Campaign ad visor and manager for several aspiring politicians in both the local and state levels. He is working on writing and publishing a 365-day devotional and has aspirations to continue publishing his works. He is a proud dedicated husband and father to his wife, Danielle, and three daughters Maia, Jasmine, and Kaylee.