MY STORY

Hey! 
Montezz Allen here, CEO & Founder of Faith Based Merch. 
Thanks for making your way to my store. 
I'm from Detroit, Michigan. 
Before launching my brand, I worked as a TV Sports Anchor/Reporter. 
That's me in the picture interviewing a high school soccer star.  
It was a cool job, but deep down in my heart, I've always had this passion to uplift and encourage others. 
First it started with me writing several faith-based motivational books like — Watch Your Words & Stay In The Game
But then God gave me the idea to start my own brand where the goal was to represent Him in a fashionable way. 
I got the idea while working at my former TV station. 
One day in the newsroom I said to myself, "Man, I want to create a faith-based brand that'll inspire and uplift others like my books!"
I took massive action on that idea right after that TV job fired me. 
Yup, fired!
It was my first time ever being fired!
I didn't understand at first, but then I quickly realized that they didn't fire me — it was God.
He fired me because He had something better, and firing me was His way of pointing me in another direction. 
When God wants to use you in a major way, and you're not getting the hint, He'll sometimes push you out.
Has that ever happened to you? 
Let me set the stage. 
November 30, 2020. 
I had just finished my 6 PM show.
My news director met me outside of the studio, called me into his office and fired me with the general manager right there alongside him.
I told the both of them that it was a blessing.
What I learned was that some things happen for you and not to you. 
If I wouldn't have gotten fired, I most likely wouldn't have started this brand.
I launched Faith Based Merch on Jan. 15, 2021, one day before my 33rd birthday.
My mission is to empower BELIEVERS like you by creating premium, high-quality Faith Based Merch that feature God's word. 
That's what Faith Based Merch is all about.   
I have a responsibility to ensure that you're satisfied with my merch.
I'll do my best to make sure that I put my best foot forward each and every day. 
I'm so grateful that you've found your way to my store and I hope you'll be back often.
 "As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another." Proverbs 27:17
Much Love,
Montezz Allen 
CEO & Founder of Faith Based Merch