Our guest is Recovery Pastor Matt Pierce of Golden Hills Community Church in Brentwood, California. Matt is truly a Christian Recovery leader. His church has twice sponsored important International Christian Recovery Coalition workshop conferences. It is a member of the Agape Circle which supports the work my son Ken and I do around the world. And it is a sponsor of the Christian Recovery Radio Web site.
Golden Hills conducts regular Christian Recovery meetings with the help of Matt's group leader, David Sadler. It has undertaken establishment of a residential recovery center. It supports the work of a non-profit organization establishing a fellowship hall. And, after a workshop at the church with recovery leaders from around Northern California, it resolved to host a "Stick with the Winners" group where 12 Step people, church members, and suffering alcoholics and addicts will be invited to participate in regular meetings that cover the Christian origins of the recovery movement founded by AAs in Akron, the principles and practices of the early Akron A.A. "Christian fellowship," and the applicablity of "old-school" A.A. today.
Matt will tell us a little about himself and his family, his religious background, education, drinking and drug abuse experiences, and lots about what Golden Hills is doing to further Christian Recovery today.
Matt will tell us about his position at Golden Hills, its views on A.A., the Twelve Steps, and other recovery activities there, the mission he and Golden Hills have in the recovery arena, and their recovery outreach in the community with other churches and community groups, the 12 Step Community, and those in prisons, in rehabs, in treatment programs, or on the streets. He'll also cover some of Golden Hills' future plans.