Our Executive Director and Founder, Daniel Hughes, grew up in Alabama in systemic poverty and a life of drug use. When asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, he would truthfully reply, “I want to be a drug dealer.” Daniel started using recreational drugs at 15 years old and by age 20, he was selling and using hard drugs.
He remembers, “What I was entrapped with was killing me. But as a drug dealer, I was everything I ever wanted to be.”
He was eventually arrested, which led him to participate in a faith-based, 12-month residential program where He came to know the Lord Jesus Christ. Jeremiah 29:11 ultimately inspired Daniel to pray, “If I ever get free, I’ll spend my life snatching other people from the fire.”
Hear Daniel’s story in his own words…