After living as an active drug addict and alcoholic on the streets of major metropolitan cities for 18 years, Monty experienced the process of recovery as a graduate of the Teen Challenge program and continued his journey through a faith based Twelve Step process.
Now with over 30 years of experience working on the Pastoral Staff of local congregations and drug & alcohol services. Monty's work is primarily with those who have a desire to become whole through the process of recovery fueled by the power of our loving God.
Monty has served on the advisory board for Linn County Alcohol and Drug, Compassion Ministries for mental heath recovery as well has sponsored over 75 men in his local Twelve Step fellowships, intervention services and co-dependent family counseling.
Monty is the former director of Addiction Recovery Services for Oak Creek Christian Center in Albany and currently owns KHLT Recovery Broadcasting and the Take 12 Recovery Radio Shows.
Before Teen Challenge I was living a shallow selfish meaningless life full of drug use, lying, cheating and full of destruction. Teen Challenge wasn't my first program, But it was the first program to teach me what a personal relationship with the Lord really looked like. After all the restoration that took place throughout my time as a student God put an internship on my heart, Now a staff member at Willamette Valley Campus everyday I get to share my testimony, minister to the guys as well as keep growing in my own walk with the Lord. Now life has depth, I have found my purpose in this life which gives real meaning in this world. God used Teen Challenge to reach me in this world.
In 2005, Ralph was living a destructive lifestyle, out of control with meth and alcohol until Teen Challenge came into his life. The world had told him that he would always be an addict, but Teen Challenge showed Ralph that a relationship with Jesus Christ gives him a new start on life as a new person (2 Cor. 5:17). Now, after graduating from TCMI, Ralph looks forward to giving back and helping others escape their destructive lifestyles.
I serve part-time as a pastoral advisor, chapel speaker and trainer in evangelism taking students with me to do street witnessing. I have a non-profit ministry called Heart of Revival which involves preaching and teaching in a variety of churches in Oregon, praying with pastors and working with Lebanon pastors and churches in reaching the city with the gospel.
Pastored for over 30 years. Past Executive Director of the Seattle Metro Men's Center.