In his own words, Lorenzo Stanback
My mother was a godly woman, she got us up for church every Sunday and when we played around and did not get dressed she would get mad at us. My mom was so into the Lord that everywhere we went; on the bus, school, walking down the street, she would walk up to people and start witnessing to them. That had a big influence on my life.
In my childhood life I was a sad, frightened, lonely, and neglected child. All of these things lead me to the streets seeking love, friendship and a place to be long. At the age of 18, I was expelled from school and kicked out so the streets became my family.
The relationship that shaped my life was my second wife, Pamaly Roberson, we both were in church and seeking the Lord. My addiction to crack cocaine changed that to the point of me not caring about anything or anyone.
I realized I was on the wrong track when I was put in jail and this is how God got my attention. Though I always knew Jesus, being in jail gave me a chance to turn back to the word and allow it in my heart so that the word could abide in me and I in Jesus.
The changes that have taken place in my life while I was here in jail have helped me to be happy and forgiving. If I say or do something wrong, God works on my heart by telling Lorenzo you know that was wrong then I have to go ask for forgiveness. Every day Satan attacks me but with the word abiding in me there is nothing he can do to me.
God is doing wonderful things in my life. I’m looking forward to getting married to Ms. K. Stanback. If someone says or does something to me I pray for them because I’m not going to prison and I’m not going back to drugs when I get out.