'God Is Real': Former Addict Baptized in Same Church He Vandalized 6 Months Prior

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A former drug addict who was recently baptized in the church he burglarized earlier this year is speaking out about his miraculous encounter with God's redemption. Brenton Winn was hell-bent on his own destruction when he entered Central Baptist Church in Conway, Arkansas, on Feb. 28—but God had different plans.

Winn, 23, who was high on methamphetamines after relapsing from a faith-based recovery program, broke into the church, destroying $100,000 of church property, Baptist Press reported. The young man didn't pick Central Baptist for any particular reason—all he knew was that he was mad at God, and he "felt desperate."

After completing a two-week recovery program in 2016, Winn stayed clean for a year, getting a job at a local Lowe's store. He traces his relapse back to September 2017, right after his cousin committed suicide. Soon, he was homeless, hopeless and full of anger toward God.

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