I have attended HDC for 10 yrs, but before that I had only been to church one time in my life. My parents divorced when I was in Junior High, since that time I had really been on my own. I had to grow up rather quickly. My family had nothing do to with church, so my only experience was the people who handed flyers at the beach or the grocery store asking if I knew Jesus, this quite honestly turned me off to going to Church.
My wife talked me into attending a service at HDC. Upon entering, there was a huge alien on the screen for that series which was being discussed. I thought “What did I let her talk me into.” I remember Pastor Tom delivering a powerful message that changed not only my perception but also my life.
The following November, I attended a Men’s retreat, which I knew no one when arriving. The circumstances that lead me there and who I met and what happened could have only occurred through Christ. There I accepted Christ into my heart. It helped me understand my priorities, and that I am not in control.
I don’t have all the answers and that is ok, I know Jesus does and I know he will guide me in the right direction. This helped me tremendously because honestly I was tired of doing everything (with Me) by myself.