“I grew up the son of a traveling evangelist, but the man I knew in private and the one I knew in public, were not the same. Due to the hypocrisy I witnessed as a child, I believed Jesus was simply a fantasy. As I grew into my early teens I wanted nothing to do with Christianity. I was the guy who would get volatile if you even mentioned the name Jesus around me.
In this time of my life, I fell into extreme drug addiction. Eventually, I became a crystal meth addict, for about 5 years. During this dark chapter, someone gave me the book, “The Case for Christ” by Lee Strobel. One night, at 3am, I sat in a bed reading the book, with drugs next to me on the side table. That night, as I read, I was acutely aware of the presence of God, in the room. I began to have an internal dialogue with Him, I knew He was real but I didn’t know how to quit the life of addiction I had known for so long. In that moment, with a thought more powerful than I could ever have imagined, I felt the Lord say, “You don’t have to do it alone, because I will do it!” And in that moment, I believed Him and gave my life to Christ. I found myself with a willpower not my own. Overnight, I went from addiction to redemption. A year later, I was hired as the worship leader for a small church, and began my journey into worship leading and Christian songwriting. God is good!”
“This soul once torn and beaten
Left without reason to move on
Then You reached down and brought me
Up from the valley of dry bones
You are that God that saves.”