Today we’d like to introduce you to Frank Luke.
Hi Frank, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
I was born in Southwest Atlanta to Frank and Loretta Luke. I am originally from Atlanta (I am what they call a Grady baby). I was raised in a single-parent home by my mother. Early in my life, two things were VERY clear to me; one, around the age of eleven or twelve I knew I was called to be an influencer and a builder for the kingdom of God. And two, I was gifted with the talent to be a barber (not just cut hair, there is a difference). These two fundamental things would be a guide for me throughout life and inevitably aligned me with my calling today.
I didn’t respond to my calling until early in my twenties, but I started barbering when I was very young, around 16 years old. That talent would lend me the opportunity to service my teachers, coaches, even principles and some administrators at my school. My gift made room for me to be one of the best barbers in my community. Little did I know my mind would be blown away and I would become a celebrity barber to a world-renowned R&B artist at the age of 19/20 years old. I have traveled the world by way of my talent to Barber. I have met and befriended many celebrities. The greatest honor to this day comes from the opportunity I had to service the late great Muhammad Ali before he passed.
Barbering not only created the opportunity for me to become a celebrity barber and meet/befriend some extraordinary people along the way. It has also allowed me to tap into my gift and calling as a minister of the gospel. I have been ministering the gospel for over 20 years now. I have also become an author; Life Is Not All Good, It’s All God.
I have experienced many challenges throughout my life. As I said, I grew up enduring the struggles that many of us endure growing up in a single-parent home. I lost my father to cancer at an early age. My brother was unjustifiably killed by a Dekalb County police officer. I’ve gone through a hurtful divorce. And still my claim to fame is this, God has been good. He has seen me through it all, And to be God be the glory, I look better than my story.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I have definitely had my share of struggles.
– Growing in a single-parent home.
– Moving a lot
– dropping out of high school and obtaining my GED was hurtful (I knew I was bigger than that)
– My brother being on drugs while I was in high school. Dealing with him stealing everything I owned
– My brother was killed by the police unjustifiably
– I was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome at an early age
– God miraculously healed me from all signs and symptoms of the illness
– Catching COVID in 2020
– Having to shut my business down due to COVID in 2020…
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am a celebrity barber/stylist by trade, and a speaker, minister, author, and I am the owner of MANREDEFINED LLC.
I had a natural ability to draw or sketch almost anything I could with precision. This talent would give me favor with my teachers and peers. It also inspires me when I would hear adults reference me as gifted when looking at my artwork. I never really took myself serious as an artist, seeing that I was only able to draw what I could see. I couldn’t create images out of my head. My artistic ability would transition into barbering where I could see myself as an artist. Not only did I have the natural ability to manipulate hair to give the client what they were looking for. It also came natural for me to see what the client’s canvas, even if the client couldn’t quite articulate what they were looking for.
As a minister, the ability to understand and articulate Bible scripture came natural. Through biblical studies and with practice, I have become more knowledgeable and a better orator of scripture.
The thing that sets me apart in barbering is similar to the thing that sets me apart with ministry… With both skillsets, I am definitely unique and very detailed. I pay close attention to specifics when I’m servicing a client and when I’m studying and sharing the gospel. What sets me apart the most with both gifts is my ability to relate to people from all walks of life and to give them an experience that will change them for a lifetime. I am most proud when people leave my presence feeling revived, refreshed, rejuvenated, renewed, and in confident in who they are in God, and God is in them.
What quality or characteristic do you feel is most important to your success?
Personality. Integrity. Genuineness. Wisdom. Knowledge. Godliness. Family. Friends. Loyalty.
If I had to pick only one that’s most important, I would have to pick… two, lol. My Godliness and genuineness. I give God all the glory for all of my success, but my unwavering personality that is fueled by all the above is a large contributor to my success…
- Website: www.franklukeministries.com