Willingham speaks to Prime Timers

Published 7:00 pm Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The Prime Timers of the Lanett Nazarene Church met in November. 

Following the meal, the program was turned over Scott Willingham. Willingham said he is a recovering meth addict and the owner of Scott’s Towing. He is married to his wife Jamie, and they have 3 children, Chase, Chance and Bristol.  He said he grew up in a Christian home, and he was in church every Sunday.

In 1998, he opened up Scott’s Auto Sales in an old tractor shed behind his house in Roanoke. His business took off and he was doing extremely well. After about two years, they heard that meth was in town and some of his good friends were on it. One Saturday morning, three friends pulled up and asked his if they could smoke some meth inside his shop. They pulled the doors down and smoked for about 30 minutes. About a month later, he bought a second gram of meth and then he was hooked. From there things began getting worse. He lost everything, his wife and his son, his business, everything.  He was running from the law and the drug task force. This went on every day of his life for eight years.

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Finally, he started back to church and repented and asked the Lord to forgive him. He asked God to take the addiction from him and if he would he would do whatever he wanted him to do and live for him forever. He said after he did this he felt the chains come off and the prison doors opened. He and his wife, Jamie, remarried and as he looks up the Lord has blessed him with a new home and three beautiful children. 

He has since helped found Missiles for Christ Ministries. The purpose for the mission is to help restore lives and help families bound by addiction. The ministry helps by leading people to God, helping them with food, clothing and rehab possibilities.  They need help in this ministry. They need prayers, volunteers and financial aid, to reach souls for Christ and see God change someone for his kingdom. 

One goal the ministry is working on is to110 foot cross erected on interstate 85.  The cost is approximately $150,000. James Potter from Tennessee is the one who has built the crosses that some of you have seen in Pigeon Forge and Knoxville.  We have been in contact with him about how to get this done and he has told us the stories of many people giving their life to the Lord because of these crosses.  If you would like more information, call Willingham at (706) 501-8311 or (706) 773-1808.