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"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." - Romans 10:13
"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." - 1 John 1:9
“Metamorphosis \me-tə-ˈmȯr-fə-səs\ noun 1) change of physical form, structure, or substance especially by supernatural means; 2) a striking alteration in appearance, character, or circumstances”
The purpose of this page is to show that Jesus Christ is still changing lives. To God be the Glory!
Coy Yancy (today)
Coy & Priscilla Yancy and their sons Izaiah & Anthony
Coy Yancy (before): “I tried to imitate someone that I could never truly be. In this moment, God was still tugging at my heart.”
In June of 2016, Coy Yancy was offered a $250,000 contract for his band to be signed with a record label. At that time, he was getting fans - people who looked up to him - and he liked performing in a concert. The check was handed to him and all he had to do was sign the contract and the money was his... But he ended up saying, "I can't do this", and walked away from the deal. Even though he wasn't a Christian at the time, Coy knows that God was involved in that decision. Coy was at a crucial turning point that would impact and direct his destiny in one direction or another. Coy chose correctly!
Coy was raised in Mesa. His parents separated when he was 7 years old and he was raised by his mom. He bounced around a lot. He hung around with bad influences. He got into fights and was selling drugs. He was disobedient to his parents. During his high school years, Coy's family moved to Gilbert. He attended, but then was kicked out of Mesquite High School and then started going to El Dorado High School in Chandler. Coy met Priscilla there, and he eventually graduated.
Several years went by. Coy and Priscilla had 2 sons (Izaiah and Anthony), started attending The Door Church in Tempe, committed their lives to Jesus Christ, got married, then Coy backslid. (He turned his back and walked away from God.) He thought he could do it on his own. He felt like he couldn't handle being a Christian. Because of that decision, he lost everything that he had. He and Priscilla were divorced. She was not in his life for nearly 2 years. He got to a point that he realized he needed to come to his senses. Coy and Priscilla began to work things out and they moved in to an apartment together. They weren't married at the time. Coy was drinking beer, and was taking Xanax. He was home alone and high one day, and almost lost his life... He had passed out and his stove was on and gas was filling his apartment. His dad just happened to stop by during that time and could smell the gas as he approached Coy’s front door. Thankfully, the door was unlocked and his dad entered, found Coy and turned off the stove. The police later said that if 10 more minutes had passed, there likely would have been an explosion and a fire. During this point in time, Coy was seeking a place of comfort, but was looking in the wrong places. He had a job and a home, but life wasn't what he wanted it to be. Coy said, "I'm done with this life - being lost in drugs, porn, looking at things on my phone. I was argumentative. I got mad at petty things - I need a Savior!!" He and Priscilla decided to go to back to church. They first went to The Door Church in Chandler. They blended in there. They sat in the back where they hoped they wouldn't be noticed. They did that for a month. They never prayed. They never answered an altar call. It was a big gut check. Priscilla then told him, "you need to talk to Pastor (Aulson) and go back home to Tempe... get right, or I'm leaving!" Even though it was really hard, Coy called Pastor Aulson and Pastor set up a meeting with Coy & Priscilla on Saturday, 9/3/16. The first thing Pastor Aulson did was challenge him: "You need to get right and get married." Pastor let Coy know of the foundation he needs to build and said it was all up to him. Pastor asked, "Do you really want to give your life to Christ and mean it?" They prayed with Pastor that day. They came to Pastor with an open and humble heart. It was true conversion. They got married 9 days later on 9/12/16!
Since becoming a Christian, Coy has been a better husband and father. He's been set free from cussing! He's also been set free from listening to secular music. Lately, God's been helping him with the images he's looking at - and with overcoming lustful thinking. Coy said, "I've been really concentrated on what I'm thinking. I know where God is taking me." Coy has a different perspective on how he sees his life and even the world in general. These last many months have been very fulfilling. He has experienced a sense of security. He appreciates being together as a family. He and Priscilla have been able to mend everything back together again that had been previously lost. Their finances have improved. Coy has noticed that he now has younger guys looking up to him. In his heart, he knows they are looking up to something that is right. "They're looking at me and my family too. They're asking me questions. I'm a work in progress..."
Part of Coy's story demonstrates that you can be saved from your sins, but there still might be consequences to face that your sin may have caused. In November 2016, Coy had to go to jail (after he was saved) because of his past. He went to Tent City for 15 days. He had to deal with court, judge, probation. Coy is confident that if he wasn't saved, God wouldn't have given him the freedom. "God set me free of things from the past!"
Before being saved, Coy would use the following words to describe what his life was like: unorganized, discombobbled, hectic, lonely. After being saved: fulfilled, happy, very joyful, grateful.
Coy and Priscilla are now faithfully serving Jesus Christ in the Tempe Church! On March 29th, their daughter Violet was born. Coy has a new job. They are both singing in a recently formed band. Coy has been called to preach. He wants to see a revival... like during the Jesus People Movement. He wants to help people glorify God. Coy says, "we have reassurance - a goal in mind for the future!"