Kentucky Men’s Rehab Campus
Scott and Andrea Lipinsky
Students Share their Stories of Changed Lives through Kentucky Men’s Campus
My name is Khalil. I was brought up in a church family. My father wasn’t a part of my life. The last time I saw him, I was four years old and I don’t even remember what he looks like. My mom got a job and we moved to Indianapolis, IN. This is where I began to rebel. In 2016, two of my cousins, one of which I considered a little sister, were killed. I pretty much turned my back on God completely and started living carelessly by using drugs. It was when I walked through the doors of Teen Challenge, in September of 2019, that a relationship with Christ began. I have become a new creation through Christ. In July of 2020, I was baptized by Pastor Scott and Greg Ranes, who have consistently spoke life into me and for that I am very thankful. I’m looking forward to seeing what the Lord has in store for me.
My name is Jordan. Shortly after my mom met my stepdad, he passed away when I was in the third grade. This left me confused and lost. When I was in the fourth grade, I was introduced to marijuana. After high school, I was introduced to opiates. The next four years I went down a dark road and I became dependent on opiates. While in my addiction, God sent an angel in the form of my daughter, Nova. I told myself that I was going to be the father to Nova that I never had. I still couldn’t get away from my addiction and was living a double life. My family noticed and contacted Teen Challenge. When I arrived at Teen Challenge, I was scared. I needed that fear to motivate me to do better. God used Teen Challenge to radically change my life. God is shaping me into being the man and father He created me to be. I know now that I can lean on the Lord and not my old habits. I’m beyond thankful for what God has and is doing in my life.
My name is Tim. In my teens, I felt a strong call from God for ministry. By the age of 19, I was a Youth Pastor and continued in ministry until the age of 25. Through God, I was able to lead many incredible young men and women towards ministry. At the age of 23, I injured my knee. I had two surgeries where I began to take pain killers regularly. Looking back, it still amazes me how quick the drug took over my life. Within two years, I lost just about everything. I spent almost my entire life working towards being a pastor and I chose to walk away from it. Over the next 17 years, my life took an incredibly dark turn. I lost all hope of ever beating my addiction. I lost my wife of 15 years and my kids. Shortly after that, I lost my brother to addiction and instead of seeing that as a wakeup call, I found comfort in my addiction. In 2018, I walked through the doors of Kentucky Teen Challenge. Upon entering, I dealt with relapse, anger, and even being removed from the program and having to start over. God has been there to hold me up through every set back and disappointment. God has never given up on me. Next month, I will graduate and become an intern here at Teen Challenge. Hope has been restored, and I can’t wait for the next chapter in this amazing journey.
My name is Aaron. I am 23 years old and have 3 wonderful children that God has blessed me with. Before I came to Teen Challenge, I was in active addiction for many years. At the age of 18, I tried meth for the first time, and it was all downhill from there. My addiction cost me jobs, valuable relationships, and many other heart aches. On Thanksgiving Day last year, God woke me out of a dead sleep, and I knew I had hit rock bottom. I was homeless, living in a truck, lost my children, and lost almost every material possession I had. Thirteen days later I was able to walk through the doors of Teen Challenge. It was the best thing that ever happened to me. Since I entered the program, I’ve met my Lord and Savior in a way I never thought possible. On July 26, 2020, I was baptized. God has restored relationships in my family. I want to thank all the staff members for being great examples in how to succeed through this program.
What’s Been Happening at Kentucky Men’s Ministry?
Both Kentucky Men’s and Women’s ministries held a 2020 virtual gala. Both centers shared inspiring testimonies, engaging messages, and exciting updates on the community’s positive impact. Donations received go to support Teen Challenge rehabs and help transform student’s lives at both campuses. Both Kentucky Men’s and Women’s rehab centers thank all who contributed and participated!