In 2001, TastyFaith was created to equip urban youth workers with materials that cut the mustard with at-risk youth. At the time, I was a volunteer urban youth worker in Chicago and made it my mission to create lessons that were culturally relevant to city youth, hoping that they’d put down a gun and pick up a bible.
These lessons were first used at an outreach program in Chicago ‘s Cabrini Green Projects called SLAM! While the outreach program evolved into GripYouth, SLAM! lessons for urban outreach continued to be developed, meeting a greater need around the world.
TastyFaith expanded to offer more materials for urban teen outreach. Shortie Pages were developed for younger kids, as well as LIFE AFTER BIRTH for teen moms.
Creating a Craving for Something Better.
TastyFaith resources for urban ministry connect biblical truths to the reality urban youth face in lower economic communities. They also reinforce reading and writing skills.
The legendary Cookie Butt Logo
The TastyFaith cookie butt logo was considered pornographic material by the United States Post office and was not allowed on mailing envelopes.
The TastyFaith name in China
In 2013, I was pestered by lawyers in China about using theTastyFaith name. S I told them I’d be willing to sell it for a hundred gazillion dollars, but they put their nose up at my offer. Why? Just like toilets seats, copyrights aren’t necessary in China . So don’t be surprised if you see the TastyFaith name on bottle of gutter oil.
TastyFaith is a registered Trademark, serial number 86331852.