Tim Patterson


My family never attended church. My only recollection of any kind of religious experience was when I attended a Vacation Bible School as a young boy. I began drinking alcohol at a very early age and progressed to drugs in my teen years. During those years that drugs, sex and rock-n-roll were the places that I looked to for meaning and purpose. My life was empty and I was trying to fill that void with anything and everything I could. That search ended with me in jail facing 2 years to life for drug related charges.

While in jail I came to the realization that my life was a hopeless mess. I understood then that all the free love, sex and drugs came with an enormous cost. It was at that point I surrendered my life to Jesus and asked Him to become my only Lord and Savior. As I turned from myself and sin, at that very moment He came into my life, forgiving me of my sin and giving me eternal life. My life was changed forever.

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“While in jail I came to the realization that my life was a hopeless mess. I understood then that all the free love, sex and drugs came with an enormous cost.”

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The peace and fulfillment for which I had been longing and looking for was a living reality in my life. It was during my days in jail that I heard and responded to God’s voice as He called me to preach and proclaim God’s Word to any and all who would listen. Each night when I lay my head on my pillow I sense the ever abiding peace and presence of God and know that this is truly a wonderful life and when it is over I will spend eternity in His presence in heaven.

 

There’s more to life than breathing and feeling – Real life is only found in Jesus Christ. 
Learn more about God’s plan of salvation HERE

How can I be saved?

Check out my Church: Hillcrest Baptist Church, FL