Alfred Prescott was born on the island state of Trinidad and Tobago, the most southerly isle of the archipelago of islands that make up the Caribbean. He is the only boy child of parents: Alfred Rogers and Velma Prescott, having two sisters: Donna Lyder and Marilyn Williams.
For the first ten years in the lives of the young Prescott siblings their religious upbringing was traditionally fashioned after the Anglican Catholic trend of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s on many of the islands of the British-influenced West Indies. His mother, as so many mothers of the era, insisted that her children become active members of the nearby All Saints EC church. Alfred distinctly remembered the pride etched on his mother’s face when she learnt that both he and Donna were accepted as members in the then famous All Saints choir.
The religious atmosphere of the Prescott household, however, was changed forever when, in 1972 or 1973 Alfred’s mother was introduced to Nicheren Daishoshin’s Buddhism. With unbridled passion, Velma embraced her new found faith and made sure all of her children, particularly her only son, Alfred, were indoctrinated into the many chants and rituals of this Eastern religion.
Even at a young age, Alfred never liked the practice. With his protest of the annoying sounds of the constant ringing of the gong and the smoked filled rooms caused by the burning of incense, a point of contention was created between mother and son. Even though, Alfred studied all of the literature of the Buddhist belief, he never embraced the religion as had his siblings, who continue the practice to this day.
In 1986, Alfred met Sharon Jordan and in the following year they became husband and wife. This proved to be significant because it not only resulted in three beautiful children: Tricia, Darren and Stephen but 1998 Alfred accepted the Lord, Jesus Christ, into his life, as his wife had done seven years previously. They both became members of a full gospel, spirit-filled, talking-in-tongues, Pentecostal-type church.
In 2007, Alfred and his family moved on to fulfill the will of their heavenly Father with the “Sons of God Fellowship”, a non-religious, non-denominational church which is dedicated to unifying the global body of Christ through Spirit- led, kingdom-of-God spiritual activities.
Alfred continues to grow in his purpose in the kingdom of God and has been anointed to write two books on spiritual matters. The first book “The Fatherhood of Almighty God” was published in 2012 and this present literary contribution, “In the Spirit of Sonship”, will be the second in a long line of books that may bring edification to the global body of Christ.