He’s now known as the Pastor Chef, but before he was saved, this man nearly ruined his own life. He grew up a Catholic, but as an altar boy, got in trouble for drinking communion wine. He always had a passion for cooking, and quickly moved from a job at McDonalds to a chef’s apprenticeship. In the fourth year of his apprenticeship, he represented Australia at the World Chef championships, and won three gold medals. When he returned home, he started to feel like a rockstar. Overwhelmed by the pressures of celebrity and expectation, he soon turned to drugs…

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She was a missionary’s kid and as a teenager she went off the rails. After losing her baby, she set on a ten-year-long path through darkness and bad choices. “I’ve got four kids,” she said. “And they’re the ones that used to pick me up out of my drunken stupor, and try and put me back to bed…

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