Mike Gordon

Over 40 years ago The Lord used Jim Summers and OMA to save my physical life and Eternal life. I was a Heroin addict, in the Detroit area, and had reached the end of myself in 1974. I cried out to God one night asking, that the next time I put a needle in my arm, to let me leave this world or somehow pull me out of my despair.

Two weeks later I found myself in Alabama, 700 miles from home, in a place I’d never been before. Surrounded by people I didn’t know, but that hoped to help me. God is a good Father!

While attending OMA, I accepted the Lord on June 2, 1974, at a church (Called Stateline Methodist Church at that point) on Highway 231. The Lord used OMA to change my life and has also touched multiple lives in my family and circle of friends. My cousin, Jerry Koch, was the first student at OMA. My best friend growing up, Vern Zimmermann, came down 20 years later to OMA, and both my sons have been through the program. I never stop giving thanks for Jim and Judy Summers for saying yes to the Lord so many years ago.

Mike Gordon

Over 40 years ago The Lord used Jim Summers and OMA to save my physical life and Eternal life. I was a Heroin addict, in the Detroit area, and had reached the end of myself in 1974. I cried out to God one night asking, that the next time I put a needle in my arm, to let me leave this world or somehow pull me out of my despair.

Two weeks later I found myself in Alabama, 700 miles from home, in a place I’d never been before. Surrounded by people I didn’t know, but that hoped to help me. God is a good Father!

While attending OMA, I accepted the Lord on June 2, 1974, at a church (Called Stateline Methodist Church at that point) on Highway 231. The Lord used OMA to change my life and has also touched multiple lives in my family and circle of friends. My cousin, Jerry Koch, was the first student at OMA. My best friend growing up, Vern Zimmermann, came down 20 years later to OMA, and both my sons have been through the program. I never stop giving thanks for Jim and Judy Summers for saying yes to the Lord so many years ago.