It all started when...

     I grew up in a Christian home in Greensburg, PA. It’s safe to say that my faith was not my own. At age twelve my household had experiences a major shift and this proved to be a catalyst for my self-destructive behavior and poor choices. As far I was concerned, I now felt I had permission to rebel against what I had been taught in the home. I started to hang out with the wrong group of people and make poor choices. Eventually the drugs I had been using became much more to me; they had become my escape. At the age of 15 I was a lost, hopeless, and directionless opiate addict. This cycle took its course for another decade costing me everything due to the consequences of my choices.

I began to reach out for help. Teen Challenge the vehicle God used to radically change my life. The power for change came through experiencing a new and right relationship with God through Jesus Christ. I am no longer the man I once was. I have identity, hope and purpose in my relationship with God. Since graduating the program I’ve decided to be obedient to the leading of the Lord and committed to becoming a full time staff member at the Fathers Heart Men’s Discipleship Program in McKeesport, Pa.