Arabian, Terri and Tatum
Arabian Morgan: Taking account

By Stanley O. Williford
Director of Publications

Arabian Morgan is very active at CCC, but he’s also quiet-spoken and quite low-key.  Many Crenshaw worshipers may not know him, but he has attended the church since 1997.

Many CCC men will remember him as vice president of finance for the Men’s Fellowship, and before he married, he was active in the Singles Fellowship.

Arabian remains quietly involved.

He currently serves with the Family Network and in both the children and teen ministries. About four times a year he conducts a financial workshop on the grounds, usually in the Fellowship Center.  The goal of the financial workshop, he explains, “is to educate people on the practical side of dealing with their finances.”

“I try to encourage people to take action on their spiritual beliefs concerning finances. For people who have been giving or tithing for a long time, I want them to implement practical steps to take advantage of the benefits that come with that.  In other words, simply taking action on the things that they believe concerning their finances.”

Arabian is eminently qualified to teach on the subject of finances.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s in business taxation, both from the University of Southern California (USC). He is also a certified public accountant, and since 2006 he has been teaching accounting at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa.

Arabian met his wife, Terri, in the Singles Fellowship. Interestingly, he said that had it not been for the Singles Fellowship he might have found himself sitting in a bar somewhere with co-workers. “The singles ministry was really helpful to me,” he said. “It was either that or go to bars on Friday nights.”

That is an odd statement coming from Arabian because it was never likely to happen.  Like many Christians and others who eschew alcohol, Arabian is what would be called a teetotaler. He doesn’t drink alcohol.  And in his case, he never has.

“I knew never to get started on that,” he said.

“The singles ministry was really helpful to me,” he said. “I met so many friends in the singles ministry. We grew together spiritually.” It proved to be a very nice place to meet one other single in his case. That’s where he met his wife, Terri.

Arabian and Terri have been married twelve years and have a daughter, Tatum, who will be nine at the end of May. Terri is a homemaker and she home-schools their daughter.

For those looking to improve their financial goals, Arabian offers this three-step formula:

Step One. Find out where you are now financially.

Step Two. Make a list of where you want to be financially.

Step Three: Take action toward those goals, one step at a time.

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