Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Powerful Story of Rescue

I came across this video on Justin Taylor's blog. Skip Ryan was an influence on me years ago and his wife, Barbara, went out of her way to minister to my wife, Barbara, when our disabled son was born back in 1997.

A Pastor Addicted to Performance (and Narcotics)

In 2006 Joseph “Skip” Ryan resigned from the pastorate of Park Cities Presbyterian Church in Dallas. It was then revealed that he was an opiate addict, in bondage to prescription pain medicines. His marriage was also falling apart as he and his wife became little more than roommates. You can watch below their painful but hopeful story of forgiveness and humbling and repentance and restoration: