Jesus can set you free

Hartlepool street pastor Will Semple.
Hartlepool street pastor Will Semple.

I am a drug and alcohol worker as well as a night-time street pastor.

An ex-alcoholic and substance dependent set free through Jesus Christ.

An alcoholic 30 years, I can wear the T-shirt of the addicted.

A word here for the addicted, the down and out.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

I am a member of a church in Whitby Street, Hartlepool, called Living Waters.

We have Christian detox and rehab for the ones who really want help. I underline “really”.

It’s in pigsties and a pigsty-type of life that some of us have lived – prison, addiction and alcoholism.

It’s where some of us met Jesus, who can set you free.

These people don’t need a worship seminar to teach them how to praise God.

They remember who lifted them from the tip, the pig-stye life.

Lifted them from degradation and humiliation to inspiration.

Yes, Jesus Christ can set you free.

We are the beggars telling others where the bread is.

All are welcome at the Pentecostal Church, King Oswy Drive, Hartlepool.

On Sundays at 10.30am and 5pm, and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm.

Will Semple,

Street Pastor,

C/o Living Waters,

Whitby Street,