"Against all odds"; Louisa pastor shares story of growth and redemption

Published: May. 19, 2019 at 5:46 PM EDT
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Sometimes the journey through life is rough.

Matt Brown's rocky past left him wounded.

"About 5-years-ago, I was in active addiction and I ended up in treatment," recalled Brown.

His marriage began failing as his addiction grew stronger.

"We were nearly divorced. We should have been divorced," said Brown, smiling at his wife Summer.

Brown told WYMT, once he turned his focus from drugs to God, everything eventually changed for the better.

Now, he is the lead pastor of The Table in Louisa.

"God intervened in our lives in a major way. He laid a foundation of stability and compassion in our lives," said Brown.

Services started small in 2016 for The Table.

"There was a very small group of us, eight to be exact," recalled Brown.

However, as the message spread, more people came for a sense of hope and eventually, they needed a bigger building.

"We started meeting at a spot down the road called Masterpiece Cafe and we grew out of that pretty quickly in about 6 or 8 months," Brown pointed out.

The new members were able to find a place they could be accepted, no matter their rocky past.

"I believe that part of that growth is due to the compassion and generosity that is being lived out in the people that are coming to The Table," explained Brown.

Sunday's message was "Against all odds."

"We see that overcoming against all odds in his life. I believe that allows us to overcome as humans," said Brown.

Aiming to prove anyone can emerge from their darkest days.

"It's just amazing to see what he has done in five short years," Brown said.

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