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National Leaders in Celebrate Recovery coming to Normal

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The Victory Christian Center will be hosting a few national leaders from the Celebrate Recovery movement at their next meeting Tuesday, October 22. Mac and Mary Owen will be giving their testimony that night along with special guest, Travis Thrasher, who wrote the book Home Run (based on the hit Christian movie released earlier this year). Mac/Mary and Travis will be doing book signings after the testimony that night. Travis co-authored Mac and Mary’s new book “Never Let Go”. For additional information about the Owens, see below:

Mary and Mac Owen are National Leaders in Celebrate Recovery and have been working together in recovery for over 25 years. They have shared their testimony 120 times in the past 4 years to over 48,000 people (in church, Celebrate Recovery seminars & meetings, rehabs, prisons, and festivals). They are sought-after speakers since sharing their testimony several years ago at the Celebrate Recovery Summit at Saddleback Church in front of 3,600 leaders from around the world.

High school sweethearts from West Monroe, Louisiana, they have been married since 1976 and have three children ages 38, 34 & 29 years old and now ten grandchildren ranging in ages from 12 to 1 month old. In 2012 they decided to sell their house in West Monroe and had it turned into a recovery house for addicts. They then moved to Colorado where two of their children’s families live.

You may recognize Mac from a couple episodes of the hit TV series Duck Dynasty as he is actually one of the original Duck Men. He and Mary are old friends with the Duck Commander Phil Robertson and his wife Miss Kay. And Mary actually has a niece on the show, that’s Korie Robertson, Willie Robertson’s wife!

Inspired by daily lunchtime readings of The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, we know Travis Thrasher best as the author of the book, Home Run, based on the movie released earlier this year. More recently, Travis co-authored Mac and Mary’s new book, Never Let Go which chronicles their life story.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
1st Assembly of God Church
800 E Vernon Ave.
Normal, IL 61761
Doors Open 6:00 PM

Author: Bill Pence

I’m Bill Pence – married to my best friend Tammy, a graduate of Covenant Seminary, St. Louis Cardinals fan, formerly a manager at a Fortune 50 organization, and in leadership at my local church. I am a life-long learner and have a passion to help people develop, and to use their strengths to their fullest potential. I am an INTJ on Myers-Briggs, 3 on the Enneagram, my top five Strengthsfinder themes are: Belief, Responsibility, Learner, Harmony, and Achiever, and my two StandOut strength roles are Creator and Equalizer. My favorite book is the Bible, with Romans my favorite book of the Bible, and Colossians 3:23 and 2 Corinthians 5:21 being my favorite verses. Some of my other favorite books are The Holiness of God and Chosen by God by R.C. Sproul, and Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper. I enjoy music in a variety of genres, including modern hymns, Christian hip-hop and classic rock. My book Called to Lead: Living and Leading for Jesus in the Workplace and Tammy’s book Study, Savor and Share Scripture: Becoming What We Behold are available in paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon.

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