Tyler Perry Shares How He Went From Homelessness to Having What Will Become One of the Largest Motion Picture Studios in the U.S.


August 29, 2019

Tyler Perry continues to be an inspiration to dreamers who want to blaze a new trail or to those who don’t see a conventional path to reaching their goals.

Perry recently took to Instagram to share an exit sign that was placed on the highway in Atlanta that bears the name of his production studio, Tyler Perry Studios. According to his website website, the studio is located on 330 acres of historic land, which used to be the home of confederate soldiers.

In the post, Perry shared how he managed to make it to this point in his life. His message read:


Driving into work today I saw these signs on the highways being changed. My eyes filled with water knowing what God has allowed to happen in my life. 

Atlanta has truly been the promised land for me. 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. 

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.


Even in my darkest times when I wanted to give up, I kept believing, and I asked God to help me to believe past any naysayer, any doubt, and any problem. 

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!


Yes! Yes! Yes! Congratulations Mr. Perry!

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