Chalmette native shares journey through addiction to faith

Marilyn Stewart:
Robby Gallaty drove onto the high rise over the Industrial Canal15 years ago in what should have been a routine drive home. When an 18-wheeler lost control and slammed Gallaty’s car into the guardrail, his life was changed forever. The cocktail of painkillers that controlled his life soon became a full-blown heroin and cocaine addiction, Gallaty said. Today, Gallaty is a husband, father, senior pastor of Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tenn. and the author of three books helping others grow in faith. Gallaty’s journey through addiction to faith brought him back home to New Orleans recently to share his story at Vintage Church, a congregation led by the Rev. Rob Wilton that meets in the Rock N Bowl, 3000 S. Carrollton Ave. in New Orleans.
I was blessed and honored to be able to go home and share how God has changed me. I can think of no better word to describe the saving impact of Jesus Christ in my life other than the word Changed.