Trina and JJ Hairston met each other at her father’s church, formally known as Turner’s Faith Temple in Bridgeport CT. They began singing in the teenage church choir (formally) the Teens of TFT, now known as JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise. It was in that teen choir that JJ was smitten by Trina. They began officially courting at the age of 14 and 15 years old in November of 1989. This relationship continued for 5 years. On July 29th 1994 they were secretly married at the Justice of the Peace in Bridgeport CT. After spending the honeymoon weekend together Trina went back to her house (with her parents) and JJ went to his home in Bridgeport CT. Still keeping the secret of their nuptials, the marriage started to suffer. Soon friends, church members, and then finally family started to get wind of their secret marriage. They both began to think the only resolution would be divorce. Terrified of losing the marriage Trina started to search the scriptures to find out what marriage was all about. Although people were suggesting divorce was the only answer, Trina believed that the same God that they had sang about, and the same God that we believed to heal sickness and diseases can heal the marriage. Trina began to find out her rights as a wife. She began to pray and apply faith to the situation.
Manifestation took place. JJ heard a word preached by Pastor Sheryl Brady about the God not forgetting about him. It was that message that touched his heart and changed his perspective and ultimately his life. He decided to put his family back together. After doing so the favor of God poured out on his life.
JJ Hairston has successfully recorded 8 albums with Youthful Praise. He was nominated at the 2018 Grammy awards. He has won a total of 7 Stellar awards with numerous nominations and,
debuted #1 on the Billboard Gospel Album Charts to name a few. Most importantly he Loves God and serves God with his life. JJ accredits all of his success to the favor of God. It all started with the change he made in getting his wife and his family back together. JJ continues to do great things for the Kingdom of God.
This testimony birthed the ministry of Amazing Love in 2013. JJ and Trina have made it their mission to teach about God’s healing and restoring Amazing Love and how it applies to marriage!
To God Be All the Glory!!