American Pastor Reveals How He Overcame His Drinking Habit

Pastor Noble

Pastor Perry Noble, the founder and Senior Pastor of Second Chance Church, United States, has revealed how he became a better person after he fell from his faith in 2016.

In that year, he was still at NewSpring Church in South Carolina. Unfortunately for him, he was involved in alcohol and made other sad decisions which affected his Christian faith.

It took him a while to embrace repentance. In a recent post on Facebook with the heading, ‘Some Thoughts on Repentance’, the preacher explained how 2 Corinthians 7: 10 helped him to retrace his steps.

Noble quoted the scripture, “’Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death’ was huge for me after my colossal screw up in 2016.”

He continued, “I've got to admit that when everything happened the way it did — my emotions were all over the place. I felt anger, hurt, confusion, guilt, shame. However, after I was able to get away at rehab…, I was ridiculously in charge.”

He added that he felt better after Jesus made him see things from His perspective. He continued, “Often, we want to blame everything on everyone, which will literally stop the work of Jesus in our lives when it comes to repentance. Jesus allowed me to see things the way He saw them — to feel the way He felt about them which was HUGE in the healing process).

“And because of that, I was able to reach out to those who I knew had been hurt/offended the most and apologize for the part I had played in all that had taken place.”

Noble founded NewSpring Church which he built for 16 years. Due to his alcoholic challenges and other issues in his life, he was fired from his position as the church’s Senior Pastor. Three months after he was fired, he divorced his wife, Lucretia.

He continued, "I was a hypocrite. I preached, 'you can't do life alone' and then went out and lived the opposite. I chose isolation over community. Isolation is where self-doubt dominated my emotions, causing me to believe I just could not carry the weight anymore, and alcohol was necessary for me to make it through another day.

“I hated myself, literally hated myself for doing what I was doing, but believed the lie that this was just the way things were and there was no way it could ever get better."

He later went for a rehab and returned to his faith. His friend, Pastor Steven Furtick of Elevation Church, North Carolina, was a blessing to his life as he supported him all through to get back on his feet.

Asides preaching God’s word in several churches, Noble now manages ‘The Growth Company’, a consultancy business which teaches churches to grow.

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