Meet Lance Lang
Hope Is Alive
Lance Lang has devoted his life to inspiring hope in those suffering from addiction, sharing his own journey from addiction to brokenness to forgiveness. From growing up as a pastor's son under the watchful eye of small-town America to leading a $30 million project management firm at the age of 25, pressure to perform and live up to others' expectations was a way of life for Lance. As the heaviness of these burdens grew, Lance turned to drugs and alcohol to keep up, creating a lengthy cycle of abuse and addiction that destroyed his hope and left him in a reclusive, depressive state he thought would be his life forever.
But God had a different plan.
Lance's pull to sobriety is nothing short of a miracle. God pursued him and in a moment's notice changed everything in his life. After coming clean to his uncle in a moment of surrender, Lance began working with Jim Riley who helped guide him down his road to recovery. Jim suggested a stint at Rob's Ranch, where Lance claims God broke him "in a good way." The call to make his story a ministry was cemented during that stay and solidified soon after leaving.
Lance moved into a Pellow house for 3 months after leaving treatment, but soon moved back down to Rob's Ranch, where he led the center through a transitional period. Since moving on from Rob's Ranch and into full-time recovery ministry of his own, Lance has maintained a close working relationship with the Jim Riley Outreach. He says, "Jim saved my life and I will forever be indebted to him for that. I am proud to be a part of the Jim Riley Outreach and very thankful for the support and encouragement of Jim and Robin. Without them I really don't know where I would be today."
Lance currently is the Executive Director of "Hope is Alive Ministries", an organization devoted to supporting men recovering from all types of addictions. The organization operates a mentoring home, which is a continuation of the Pellow House program, where Lance lives and works with recovering addicts who typically have at least nine months of sobriety under their belt. It's at this house, called "Hope Headquarters", where men are provided a unique and specialized program geared around these "focus points": Structured Living, Intentional Mentoring, Spiritual Growth, Group Service Work and Leadership Development.
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