How a Near-Death Experience Led a Gay Drug Addict to Become a Spirit-Filled Pastor

Joshua Reyes ministers at SoulFire Revival Center (Joshua Reyes Facebook page)

Joshua Reyes didn't want to be remembered as a "crazy club kid" who died on drugs. After an overdose of Ecstasy in 2011, the Holy Spirit overwhelmed Reyes, and he dedicated himself to the Lord for a kingdom calling that touches many daily.

Now the pastor of SoulFire Revival Center in Mercedes, Texas, Reyes is zealous to let others know that, through Christ, they deserve a second chance in life—a chance to leave behind a legacy of winning souls for the kingdom. His new podcast, the "Legacy Podcast" on the Charisma Podcast Network, helps believers challenge themselves to understand their place in the body of Christ.

"I was in the hospital after I overdosed, and I asked myself, What kind of legacy am I going to leave behind?" Reyes told Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of "Greenelines" on the Charisma Podcast Network. "How am I going to be remembered? I want to leave something good behind. It was in that hospital room I told God, "Whatever You want from me."

"People are not going to remember a lot of the things you said or did, but they're going to remember how you made them feel. I don't want to be remembered for something I built, but for how I was able to encourage people, to edify them and to help them advance in their spiritual walk toward Christ.

"People that feel lost, hurt, abandoned, confused or helpless, they need to know that is not what God wants for them. Anyone who is struggling to find love and acceptance, that's not what God wants for them. My heart is to help people discover the gifts and talents that God has given them and to help them discover they can hear the voice of God for themselves; to encourage them to walk in their purpose and destiny, whatever that might be."

For more of Joshua Reyes' legacy ministry, listen to this podcast.


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