A Higher Calling

Tyrone Flowers grew up in group homes and juvenile detention centers. At age 17, he was shot and lost the use of his legs. He has had too much uncertainty and challenges in his life to not have a plan.

Tyrone, BA ’93, JD ’98, met Renee Rose Flowers, M Ed ’97, at a Bible study group on campus and waited only six weeks before popping the question. “I never really thought about how fast it was,” he says. “I knew what I was looking for.”

Wooed by his drive, charisma and passion — “He wasn’t bad on the eyes, either” — Renee said yes. They married Aug. 5, 1995. It’s all part of the Flowers’ life plan, a document they drafted together that takes them from the present to age 75. “So far, so good,” Tyrone says

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