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"The Recovery Church"->click
NEW CHURCH Located at "1680 E. BEECH"
PICTURES of NEW CHURCH->click
We are in the process of building a new web site at https:/www.recoverychurchok.org
It's still under construction
Dennis & Debbie's Story->click
The Birth of a Church
News 9 & News 7 Stories->click
Weekly Calendar ->click
Recovery Church "5" Year Anniversary Video->click
Several Short Video Testimonies->click
of the transforming power of God's love!
The Power of God!
Anyone who denies God or His power needs to look no further. Which of these men would you want as your neighbor? It's hard to believe, but they're both the same man ... one before the power of God did its transforming work, the other after. Those who knew Dennis before are shocked to meet the new Dennis. For those who didn't know him before, it's hard to imagine his former life. From his mug shot in 2001 to his joyful life in 2009 these pictures tell it all ... God Lives! and is still doing miracles today.
Dennis spent 30 years in bondage to alcohol and drugs. His sinful life brought such destruction to his body that at one point his own mother didn't recognize him. Even though he was in and out of jail, he always thought he could beat the system. But when he was arrested in 2001, the DA was tired of giving him chances. Facing 2 life sentences and $80,000 in fines, he knew he was in real trouble. He finally was sentenced to 65 years, 20 of those years was aggravated trafficking which is day for day time, no good time!
It was in the county jail that God began the work that would transform his life. One of the volunteer chaplains, Jack Price was a man who had formerly been an outlaw with him. Jack pleaded with Dennis to surrender his life back to Jesus. He had been saved by the faithful witness of a man in rehab, but now he had the time to begin getting into God's Word. After 7 years in prison, God miraculously set him free. One of his great passions was to return to the county jail that he had spent so much time in to share with the men and women how God had transformed his life. Today, he is a full time Chaplain in the very jail he spent so much time in. After many months in jail, he went to prison 4 days before Christmas in 2001 with 65 years and 80,000.00 in fines, and 4 days before Christmas in 2008, exactly 7 years, he walked back into the jail a changed man preaching the good news and sharing about this awesome miracle from God, not only was his life transformed by the power of God, but now he is free from both prisons. Prison was the beginning of God setting him free from the real prison he had been in for 35 years, prison to sin and the devil! Dennis met his wife 7 months after being released from prison and 1 1/2 years later they were married. He and Debbie now Pastor The Recovery Church, a church they planted 7 years ago. A church that God birthed in Oct. 2010 out of this incredible story. They also continue the jail ministry and 4 prisons, one of them is Cushing prison where Dennis spent 7 years of his life! God is still writing the book of this journey which includes a Godly wife, 4 grandchildren, and an awesome Church family!
To read his short story titled "The Love Story"->click
Dennis has written several chapter of his life story to glorify God for His love, mercy, and longsuffering. Seven chapters are posted-> click here. Keep in touch for future developments the journey after prison.
"Steps of Christ Recovery"
Weekly Calendar ->click
People don't come out of the meth world by themselves. They must be Delivered! Permanent freedom only comes by the power of God. That power is called Grace. A living relationship with Jesus Christ who is the way, the truth, and the life!
John Newton was so grateful for his deliverance from the drunken life of the captain of a slave ship that he later penned the words to the famous hymn Amazing Grace.
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now I'm found
Was blind, but now I see.
The same power that turned an evil slave trader into a preacher fighting for the freedom of slaves is the power that can turn a meth addict into a dynamic child of God.