Recovered from chemical dependence (cocaine, alcohol etc.). He is involved in street ministry, planting house churches, equipping churches to share the gospel, leading international mission trips around the globe. His last mission trio was Africa. He is newly married. As a child, Brody grew up in a loving, hard-working and supportive family. Growing up they didn't practice going to church, but overall he had concept of who God was. At a early age Brody struggled with learning, anxiety and depression. In grade school Brody began to smoke Marijuana, which led to an addiction to alcohol and cocaine. Over the course of 10 years Brody overdosed 3x, was arrested countless times and hospitalized. He spent time in provincial jail, in rehab institutions, attended addiction classes, mental health classes, and had multiple near-death experiences. About 6 years ago Brody hit his lowest point and life was totally unmanageable. He ended up at a private rehabilitation center and during the first conversation he had with a man there, he was told “Brody You need God”. When he asked who God was? He said, "Brody that is for you to find out." That comment started him on a spiritual journey of searching who God was. Brody said, "The best decision I ever made was to turn from my sin and put my faith in Jesus Christ. Today because of Jesus his life & focus has been completely turned around. Brody works for e3Partners/ I am Second. He is a fulltime self-funded missionary raising support. His position is a Canadian Coach. Brody is involved in mobilizing multiple church’s in Canada to evangelize the community and around the World, providing teaching tools and ways to engage others with the Gospel. http://e3ministry.ca http://iamsecond.com
Growing up, Rick was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia and this was challenging for him. In his teens Rick discovered he had a love for working on sports cars and he found his passion. Tragically, at 15, Rick was taken by a guy who injected him with heroin; he was bullied, assaulted by strangers and he blamed himself until he eventually ran away from home. At this point, Rick began his life of crime and by age 19, he was designated as one of the most dangerous men in Canada. At age 21, Rick was arrested for numerous armed robberies, assaults, and other crimes which led to his sentence to 25 years in prison. After serving 15 years, Rick was put into solitary confinement and reached a point where he wanted to take his own life, but, thankfully he heard his dad’s voice saying “if it’s all lost Rick, try one more time”. Rick had been reading the New Testament and so he prayed “God let me die like a thief on the cross next to you”. Rick ended up giving his heart to God and stopped his drug use. Three years later, Rick became the third person to ever get a University Degree while serving time in a penitentiary. After his release, he started a youth charity called Ozzy’s Garage. Through this work Rick helps troubled teen boys, much like he once was, and spend his time teaching them about building Harley’s, hotrods, and trusting God.