I am a faithful follower of Jesus Christ who’s celebrating victory over 37+ years of drug & alcohol addiction and my name is Bret Gordon. I was born and raised in Southern California and currently reside in Central Valley California. I am married to my lovely bride Pauline of 23 years, and we have six beautiful adult children and four wonderful grandchildren.
As a Christian for 20+ years I struggled with alcohol & drug addiction using the revolving doors of secular programs as a vessel to stay clean and sober. Unable to do so, I eventually surrendered my life to Jesus Christ through Celebrate Recovery. I attended my first CR meeting in 2013, I immediately got involved in service, found some accountability partners, started and completed my first step study, and found a sponsor. To this day I have completed numerous study studies and continue to use my accountability partners and sponsor.
In 2014 God used my wife Pauline and I to launch a Celebrate Recovery at our home church and use me as the ministry leader. My passion is working with those who feel hopeless and broken in their addiction as I felt at one time. I get to serve as Associate Chaplain at the Fresno County Jail and facilitate CR through-out the week. I am a firm believer that Celebrate Recovery is a living breathing lifestyle, that the eight principles should be lived out to the best of our ability each and everyday. Pauline and I love going into jails and prisons starting CR’s and assisting existing one’s, we are 100% satisfied customers, no need to refund our misery.
Currently Pauline and I get to serve as CR Inside State Reps for California and I was asked by my mentor James D’Amato to serve as the SW Team Lead for the Southwest. We are privileged to have this opportunity to serve.