Alan Bowyer: Mum dead at 5, care, drugs, distribution, prison

Father at sea, Mum dead at 5, and placed in care, Alan Bowyer’s life entered chaos. Regularly in trouble and fighting, he didn’t learn to read till 11, began using drugs, and by 16 was involved in commercial distribution and jailed for charges relating to that activity.

But throughout this time from Christian care home workers, to Christian probation officers, to Christian prison wardens, Alan couldn’t escape the influence and call of Jesus Christ. Meeting ex-alcoholics, and a guy he knew as a former heroin addict who’d been changed by Christ had a powerful impact on his thinking, he read him some scripture and taught him some songs that have stayed with him to this day…

Category: Care, Dealers, Drugs, Men