AFFILIATED (Book 1 of The Lost Souls Series) by Chayil Champion
14 year-old Tajalik Stokes is a member of the 17th Street Serpents, a murderous gang in Chicago. After losing his brother to gang violence, Tajalik becomes defiant and violent in his own right. Nonetheless, Tajalik begins to wrestle with his pride when he is confronted with the gospel of Jesus Christ by his peculiar guidance counselor, Alfred Justice who tries to mentor him. Yet, Tajalik's egotism and disobedience land him in a "Dante's Inferno" experience at the gates of hell. Now, in agonizing pain, misery and regret, Tajalik finds himself in a realm of darkness trying to figure out answers as to how he got there.
Author and Christian Relationship coach, Chayil Champion is the author of multiple books that speak to relationships and perseverance. After receiving Christ as his personal savior at the University of Miami, Champion continued to build upon his Christian foundation by joining Athletes-in-Action (AIA) and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). It was through these organizations that Champion grew in the LORD while competing as a two-sport athlete in football and track. Champion is also an educator, spending over 12 years in education as an English Teacher, Football coach and Vice Principal before being called to full-time ministry. Champion studied and advanced in ministry under the teachings of Pastor Russell Johnson, Tom Mullins and Pastor Toure' Roberts. Champion has served in ministry for over 15 years and was co-founder of 5,000 Fathers ministry for men. Now, as Champion continues to embark career as an author and his apostolic call to leadership, he aims to restore hope to the broken and oppressed with the message of Jesus Christ through teaching and writing. Champion currently resides in Santa Monica, CA where he serves in multiple outreach ministries that are designed to restore those suffering from poverty, homelessness, and addiction.