I was going to do a video but I wasn’t sure where to even start. I had a very good upbringing and a very loving family. I was in the Top 20 when I graduated high school and was very involved in my youth group. I wasn’t very popular but had a very promising future and could have went to any college that I desired. I had been playing and singing at church and one of the members of the church band and I decided that we wanted to start a rock band. We started covering songs from Bush, Smashing Pumpkins, etc. We made our debut at the high school talent show. Our first real show was at the skating rink I was working at and I was amazed at the response. I was suddenly the cool kid. I think this is where things really started to go downhill. I suddenly yearned to be in the spotlight as the frontman. That group dissolved once I graduated high school. Soon I would start a Christian group with my brother and a friend. We got to play with some of the biggest groups in Christian music and it seemed like we were doing the right thing. However, I started hanging out with people from shows and at bars. I wanted to feel accepted so I let other people influence me more than I influenced them. My actions would eventually get me kicked out of the band. The next day, I started another band that did very well but every show would be followed by outrageous after parties where I would drink whatever I could get my hands on and sleep with whoever I wanted to. This pattern went on for a long time. It actually went on for about 14 years. I was totally consumed with being a rockstar. I liked being the center of attention and thought that I could do whatever I wanted. This destroyed any relationship (friend or girlfriend) I had and eventually cost me my job and relationship with my daughter. It wasn’t until my daughter gave me an ultimatum that I had to choose between her or the band. I originally chose the band over her but realized the mistake I had made when I thought it was too late. My daughter showed me God’s love and forgave me for being an absent father. I was sitting on the couch at a friend’s house and began to shake. Falling on the ground, I saw my life flash before my eyes. I didn’t see the past but saw what appeared to be my future if I continued on the path I was on. That day I vowed to never take another drink and have now been sober for 6 years now . Jesus delivered me and gave me a fresh new start. My torn relationship with my family had been restored along with my relationship with my daughter. All that acceptance as a rock star doesn’t compare to the love I felt from my family and my daughter. During my years as a musician, I never felt bad about any of the things that I did. Once God revealed Himself to me, I was completely transformed to someone who truly loves others and doesn’t always think of just himself. My life is filled with joy. I now have wonderful people in my life and couldn’t be happier. I truly believe that I am forgiven of my sins because of Christ’s death and resurrection. He has given me a life I only dreamed of. On November 19,2016 I married the woman of my dreams and have four wonderful bonus kids and a life I’ve always dreamed of. I could go on forever, but I wanted to share my story with you. You are never too far gone for Christ to forgive you of your sins and restore what once was lost.