My name is John Becker. I was raised in Woodstock IL., where I still live today.  I am one of two children in my family and was the wild one growing up. I attended church on a regular basis as a child until the age of 18.  Between the ages of 18 and 24 I partied excessively.  At the age of 24 I got sober the first time after a serious cry for help by cutting my wrist.  I stayed sober 6 years but started to drift from my sober friends relapsed and drank for another 10 years.  I really donít know why or how my wife stayed with me through all of this; I literally put her and my children through hell.  My addiction was everything to me and all I wanted to do is drink.  In December of 2004 I went on a weekend bender and did not return home until Monday morning.  I called in sick Monday, went in my basement and opened a beer at 7 a.m.  I remember saying this is not right and asking GOD for help.  That was the last time I took a drink..  I did it by myself for 3 months and then started attending bible study and A.A. meetings on a regular basis. God has given me my life back.  I have a beautiful loving wife who also is very church oriented we have been married 25 years by the grace of God.  I have three children and one grandchild and we have a great relationship today.  I had been looking for a group to ride with, and heard about Bikers for Christ.  What a great group of people.  I guess all I can say is if you have an empty spot in your life and are looking to fill it, God is the way. GOD BLESS

 

John D. B.