Name: Joshua Kreacic
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio.
Teen Challenge Center: Teen Challenge Orlando 2018.
Substance abuse was always apart of my life, both directly and indirectly. I was adopted and struggled with acceptance after I found out my biological father abandoned both me and my twin sister due to his addiction that later took his life. By God’s grace I have survived multiple drug overdoses, and ultimately running from His call on my life. Within the last three years, I witnessed the hellacious impact drug addiction can have on a family when I lost both my mother and brother to drug-related incidents. I surrendered my life to His will and have committed myself to help bring those the loving truth of Jesus Christ to people I can truly relate to. The peace and purpose in my life today is what I have been searching for this whole time.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
The most enjoyable thing about my role here at Prayer Mountain is creating an atmosphere where growing in Christ is a chosen priority that produces intimate, and effective discipleship.
Why do you feel that leadership and training are valuable?
Leadership and training are the key ingredients that contradict the state of complacency. Through ongoing training, we are provoked to focus on the future, allowing God to separate us further and further from our broken past. It is the spiritual treadmill that keeps our hearts beating in showing others a deeper love than what this world has to offer.