Our guest on our Focus on the Family Broadcast “How a Dysfunctional Street Kid Became a Disciple of Jesus” is Greg Stier, an evangelist, author, and the founder of Dare2Share, a youth evangelism and leadership training ministry.
Greg’s life story is an amazing tale of how the Lord worked through his toxic upbringing to draw him to Christ.
Greg grew up in a community in northern Denver that was a tinderbox of racial tension, and where fights, gunshots, and knifings were common. Greg’s five uncles were an odd mix of brawlers and bodybuilders nicknamed “The Crazy Brothers” by the local mafia because of their hair-trigger tempers and readiness to fight. Greg’s uncles not only loved to fight, but they also relished retelling stories of their outrageous battles and bloody exploits. The women in his family were equally dangerous. By the time Greg was a teenager, he had witnessed more rage, violence, and blood than most people will see in their lifetimes.
Greg’s grandparents began bringing Greg and his brother, Doug, to church with them. One Sunday, an invitation was given for baptism. Greg went forward and when the pastor explained the Gospel, Greg understood it for the first time. After that, Greg’s brother and their rough and tumble uncles one-by-one became passionate followers and witnesses for Christ in remarkable ways.
At Focus on the Family, we hear from a lot of broken and dysfunctional families who are facing issues like failing marriages, infidelity, imprisonment, addictions, prodigal children, and other crises.
If that’s your situation, we want to assist you any way we can – with counseling and resources and practical help. Even more than that, we want to share God’s love and hope with you because He wants to bring healing and restoration to your family. Our wounds, though painful to experience, can be redeemed by God’s love and grace and give us a platform for reaching out and helping other wounded and hurting people.
If you’re going through a difficult time, we have caring Christian counselors on staff, and it would be their privilege to offer you a free consultation. Call us, leave your name and number, and they’ll get back with you just as soon as possible. The number during business hours is 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).
You may also be interested in a free online booklet we’ve written called, “Coming Home: An Invitation to Join God’s Family,” which explains what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Greg Stier’s book Unlikely Fighter: The Story of How a Fearless Street Kid Overcame Violence, Chaos and Confusion to Become a Radical Christ Follower is available for a gift of any amount. And when you help Focus on the Family today with a gift, your donation will be DOUBLED for twice the impact in helping others through this ministry. Our thanks to generous donors who’ve made that possible. For more information, click here.