1990- Times were rough, I was losing another apartment as a result of my drug use... Once again I didn't know what to do, I felt doomed! After all I knew I wasn't a bad person but somehow someway I had picked up a habit that I could not turn loose. My next thought would change my life... I had been raised in the church and as I began to pray I ask God to reveal to me why I had been suffering for so many years under these conditions. I picked up my bible, speak to me I said... Opening to the first verse I saw I began to read the words... All things work together for good; to those that love God and are called according to His purpose! Romans 8:28 It all made since, everything didn't change at once but I was on the road in the journey of salvation!
- Under the divine leadership of Pastor Ricou Williams New Life Purpose Christian Ministries was founded as a vision inspired by God in 1999. Through Jesus it has been made possible to go into the hedges and highways to preach the word of God, to bring deliverance to the captives and the opening of prisons to those that are bound.
Now that Rev. Williams have developed a greater concept of developmental training and education, he has volunteered his expertise to help other programs in the area such as The Lighthouse Shelter, Clover SC under the leadership of Bishop Samuel Thompson. Rev. Williams is very active in the recovery community and if you were to discuss views of his life's journey you'll often hear him share these words... ''I grew up in the church; knew of God, but never really knew Him... It only became a time in my life where I had a need for a Savior that I stretched out my hands and He met me at the point of my needs!''