Allen Peratt, Sr. is a pastor, chaplain and cancer survivor whose story has taken him through abuse, addiction, military service, trauma, loss, imprisonment, and eventually, salvation.
From the moment he was born on April Fools Day of 1948, it was clear he would face many challenges. Pastor Al's earliest years were marked by abuse, time spent in foster homes, and his parents struggles with alcoholism. As a teenager, he and his family became Christians, and Al eventually began attending seminary. His own struggles with alcoholism took over and he was expelled from seminary and turned away from his faith, eventually falling into a lifestyle of addiction and crime that would ultimately land him in prison.
Through his unlikely journey, Al found his way back to God. He has devoted the later years of his life to helping others through Christ!
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