When Clint was a young man, he didn't think he'd ever serve time in prison. He came from a good family that he was close to, and he had a career in professional sports.
So when his life took a wrong turn and led him down a path of crime and incarceration, he lost a sense of who he was. Clint would serve 21 years for aggravated robbery.
"When I first went to prison, I felt [like an] outcast," he says. His relationship with his family suffered, his friends scattered, and Clint found himself alone. "I felt that didn't anybody love me anymore."
Then in 2005, Clint realized there was Someone still with him.
"I'll never forget it," he shares. "I woke up and realized that God was there. And for the first time in my life, I realized that God was enough."
PRISON FELLOWSHIP ACADEMY
When Clint first heard about the Prison Fellowship Academy™, he wasn't sure if he should apply.
"[It was a place] that I didn't even think that I was worthy to go to," he explains.
But what Clint found in the Academy was community and family. He met fellow Christian prisoners who had been through similar situations. And that understanding that he was not alone allowed Clint to open up to what God wanted him to learn at the Academy.
TOOLS FOR THE TOOLBOX
The Academy "allows you to accumulate tools," Clint says. "Tools that you can use when those difficult circumstances and situations arise in your life."
With these "tools," Clint has been able to face the obstacles of reentry head on. Today, he is once again close to many members of his family.
"God is a god of reconciliation," Clint explains.