Alex was born in 1980, the youngest of three children with one older brother and one older sister. He was raised by his father and step-mother in a non-Christian home.
As a child he attended seven different schools and at age fourteen was one of the first boys in the country to attend college with the label of a problem child.
Addiction ran rife from the ages of 11-19 with all substances, resulting in a heroin and crack cocaine addiction from the age of 15. Addiction took me all the way to the gates of hell and insanity, with grave mental, emotional and physical disorders. He was written off by society and disowned from the Lamb family.
In 1999, at rock bottom and at the end of himself he was living in homeless shelters and eating from soup runs. He landed in a treatment centre and was introduced into a 12 step anonymous fellowship where some relief was found from active addiction.
In 2008, despite nine years clean from drug addiction, he was back at the gates of hell and insanity, ensnared by sin with thoughts of suicide and homicide.
Then God sent a messenger. On the 27th of October 2008 he got saved and had a encounter with Christ, the only one true living, loving God. He was radically transformed overnight, never to be the same again.
Ten years on, he is a happily married man to his beautiful wife Carly with two awesome children, Isaac and Honor.
On the day of salvation Christ healed him, set him free and delivered him. The war was finally over and the dream became a reality.
Gavin was born in Islington, London in 1969. His mother decided to give him up for adoption and he was adopted by a loving couple in Hackney, London.
His early years were quite normal until he smoked drugs in the school playground aged 13. He smoked it, turned green and smoked some more. He walked straight out of school and never went back.
His life from that point spiralled out of control and he was unable to control his drug use. For the next 22 years of his life he used every day unless he was locked away in a jail or institution.
Finally in 2004 he surrendered, hitting bottom while using in Weston-Super-Mare and has been total abstinent from alcohol and drugs since. He was working through the 12-step programme and his life greatly improved, but he always had the feeling that something was missing.
In 2008 he attended a 12-step retreat that was run by followers of Christ. This was the first time he had spent any time around believers in recovery. He couldn't work out what was different about them. They told him that Jesus loved him and that he was forgiven. He was prayed over and was filled with the Holy Spirit. He fell to the floor and was unable to speak coherently. He said the salvation prayer at the end of the retreat and was told to go to church and read the bible every day.
He would like to say that he did this but that would be untrue. It was a few years later that he learned he was saved to serve, not saved to sit. In 2011 he started attending St Pauls Church in Weston-Super-Mare and was baptised there a few months later. He was adopted again into a family with full inheritance.
Believers In Recovery started in 2015 and he finally understood what it meant to be saved to serve.