We meet our next guest, Thaddeus McLaurin, in his home in Gonzales, Louisiana, a new community just outside Baton Rouge. Thaddeus is a Baton Rouge native. He grew up in a single-parent home, spending a lot of time with his mom, which gave him a quiet childhood. As a self-described geeky and nerdy boy, he spent summers with his grandma and a lot of time at church, but he didn't have a close relationship with his father, who passed away when Thaddeus was young.
Feeling the absence of a father figure, Thaddeus built his own nonprofit focused on young black kids. He wanted to teach them to think, learn life skills, and become more well-rounded humans. His greatest joy comes from giving and helping others. During the interview, Thaddeus shared an interesting take on the question of how love has healed him. He believes that love is self-love and that he has learned to value and love himself, which has given him strength.
Thaddeus talked a lot about his faith and how he is a "Jesus guy" who believes in the Alpha Omega. He tries to give to others to a fault and is always striving to become the best person he can be. Join us, The Jar, as we sit down with Thaddeus McLaurin in his home in Gonzales, Louisiana, and hear his life journey, his beliefs, and his wisdom.
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