Media Mogul and actor Tyler Perry was overwhelmed while driving down the interstate in Atlanta, GA when he saw an interstate sign being replaced to direct people to Tyler Perry Studios. The exit now bearing the production studio’s name is on Georgia State Route 166, a mile past the Sylvan Road and Cleveland Avenue exit.
In the post, Perry recalled his life when he first moved to Atlanta: “I came here with nothing, lived off Sylvan Road, ended up homeless and starving, but I was always praying and believing. I was always keeping the faith, knowing that if I worked hard, did my absolute best, kept my integrity, honored every blessing, and remained grateful through it all that everything would work out.
“And it has, thank God.”
He shared his thoughts via social media. Read his full post below.
Perry is the first Black American to own his own major film studio. Tyler Perry Studios is located between downtown Atlanta and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and is reportedly on track to become one of the largest film studios in the nation.
“Just know that it is possible to believe in your dream and still wonder how or when it’s going to happen. Stay the course. Pray, work, believe and repeat. You’ll get there. Just believe for as much as you can, and ask God to help you believe for the rest!,” wrote Perry.
“But to all of you looking at my life now, I want to share a scripture/prayer that helped me keep going from St. Mark 9:23-25. It’s a simple prayer by a man who had faith, a man who believed, but still had doubts. He said, “LORD I believe but help my unbelief.”