Our guest this evening is Doug Nunes of Calvary Church in Los Gatos, California. This is our second interview of Doug. We undertook it because of the great strides Doug has been making in the recovery arena--meeting with Christian leaders, pastors, and workers. We do this interview primarily because of the immense activity, organizational ability, and service to the Lord Jesus Christ that Doug has been involved in since we first met him not long ago.
Doug's Christian recovery work is a case study in how an energetic, devoted, recovered, former alcoholic-addict can rise up as a leader in his 12-Step fellowship and in his church. Recovered Christian believers like Doug can become privileged leaders who bless their pastor and church with a new broadened Christian recovery program and persuade both pastor and church of the importance of of a care ministry that reaches out to alcoholics, addicts, codependents, homeless, and the imprisoned with a strong message that God can help them.
We spoke recently at Calvary Church in Los Gatos. This was in a special hall Doug persuaded his church to make available for recovery work. Doug has an office there. And when we spoke, the hall was loaded with an audience of alcoholics, addicts, 12 Steppers, recovering Christians, and others needing help. The topic was the history of A.A. and the Christian recovery movement.
Tonight Doug will speak on 3 major recovery plans he's working on. (1) He is making a trip to a number of key successful church groups, recovery fellowships, and treatment leaders who are reaching out the way he is planning. (2).We will speak on the role God, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Bible can play in recovery. (3) Doug will help grow Christian recovery work in his area. Finally, Doug is now working on Spring events with other pastoral counselors, recovery leaders, and 12 Step groups.