Christopher H.K.Persaud is a Guyanese-born writer, poet and amateur photographer.
Vocationally, he is a financial services professional and has worked in the finance/accounting field for over thirty years; firstly as a public accountant and banker in Guyana, South America and more recently, as an accountant in the not-for-profit business sector in the USA. Born in Guyana, he immigrated to the USA in the early nineteen-eighties. Christopher served as an Audit Manager with the public accounting firm of Thomas, Stoll, Dias & Company (now Deloitte and Touche) in Georgetown, Guyana in the late nineteen-seventies and as a Senior Officer of the Government-owned Guyana National Co-operative Bank (Georgetown, Guyana) from 1976 to 1982. He was also a Director on the Board of the Guyana National Co-operative Bank Trust (Georgetown, Guyana), the largest public lending institution at the time, from 1979 to 1982.
Writing Career and Other Interests'
Persaud's writings fall within the genres of Christian Aplolgetics, Bible Prophecy and Origins Research. Among his published books are (a) God In Our Midst - Xlibris Corporation, USA, 2003 (b) Famous People Speak About Jesus - Xlibris Corporation, USA, 2004 (c) Transformed Lives - Xlibris Corporation, USA, 2005 and (d) Evolution: Beyond The Realm of Real Science - Xulon Press, USA, 2007. Persaud describes a number of providential experiences in his life that he staunchly feels was orchestrated by God, including a near-fatal motor vehicle accident that took place in Guyana in 1978 (God In Our Midst - Xlibris Corporation, USA, 2003 pgs.19-23). Among Christopher's literary accomplishments is winning a writing contest sponsored by Xulon Press in 2007. His contribution,A Christian Woman, about his beloved mother Ruth, is showcased in the book, Memories of Mother - Inspiring Real Life Stories of How Mothers Touch Our Lives (Xulon Press, USA, 2007).
Christopher's poetry has been published in a number of American poetry anthologies and encompasses a wide spectrum of themes. He is listed in Who's Who in Poetry, Vol. II (World of Poetry Press, 1988. p.64) and has won various prizes in national poetry competitions, including the Golden Poet Award in 1988 (World of Poetry Press, USA). Persaud's poetry appears in The Golden Treasury of Great Poems (World of Poetry Press, USA, 1988), American Poetry Anthology (American Poetry Association, Vol II, No. 5, USA, 1988) and Great Poems of the Western World (Famous Poets Press, USA, 2006).
Christopher lives in New Milford, New Jersey, USA with his wife Pamela and their three sons Duane, Jason and Justin.