He was born Spencer Cobb but one day Spencer decided to make a change.
"I wanted to change my name and I wanted to change the way I look at life. And I did." Says Khamil Ojoyo. And his name became his motto.
"Khamil stands for true to form Ojoyo means its good when people come together."
After he changed his name, another change took place. He became, according to friends, the ultimate community servant. Khamil helps out organizations like the Chamber of Commerce, the Jacksonville Urban League, the Recreational Advisory Board, and his current passion, the Clara White Mission.
"He's been involved in every level, from the administrative staff to fundraising. But he also goes one on one with the folks who come here to eat," says friend Meg Fisher. All the while keeping one thought in mind.
"Everyone who walks through these doors is human and they are struggling and I'm here to make the struggle a little less burdensome,"
According to Fisher, "He's the same as they are but yet he's made his life different and they can see that."
"This is what really made me look at myself and realized that I could be that person walking through that line."
According to Meg Fisher, "You can always count on Spence."
"It's been 12 years that he's been involved with the Clara White Mission. You don't find many individuals like that," says Ju'Coby Pittman-Peele, CEO Clara White Mission.
Because of the positive changes he brings to the lives of people in our city First Coast News is proud to honor Khamil Ojoyo as one of 12 Who Care.
First Coast News