Chalmette native shares journey through addiction to faith

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.

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Robby Gallaty is the Senior Pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, TN. He was radically saved out of a life of drug addiction on November 12, 2002. In 2008, he began Replicate Ministries to equip and train men and women to be disciples who make disciples. He is also the author of Growing Up: How to Be a Disciple Who Makes Disciples (2013), Firmly Planted: How to Cultivate a Faith Rooted in Christ (2015), Rediscovering Discipleship: Making Jesus’ Final Words Our First Work (2015), Foundations: A 260-Day Bible Reading Plan for Busy Believers (2015) The Forgotten Jesus: How Western Christians Should Follow an Eastern Rabbi (2017), and Bearing Fruit: What Happens When God’s People Grow (2017).