Posts about Alumni Success Stories

240 Bottles of Water and 12 Second Chances

The temperatures were hot, the humidity was high, and the air was thick without any breeze – a pretty standard weather week for mid-July in Middle Tennessee. But that did not stop 21 young men from coming to 4:13 Strong’s Mental Toughness Week. Mental Toughness Week is the 4:13 Strong...

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4:13 Strong on WKRN | Isiah James

Life transformation, that is what we see at 4:13 Strong. Isiah James, once a man heading down a dangerous path, has been completely transformed. In WKRN and Anne Holt’s second part to her feature story, you can see how Isiah is using the skills he acquired at 4:13 Strong to...

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4:13 Strong Featured On WKRN

Second chances, God’s grace, unlimited possibilities… we are so excited and thankful for WKRN and Anne Holt’s feature story on the work we do at 4:13 Strong. God is doing great things and we can’t wait to see where He takes us next! Check out our segment. 4:13 Strong empowers...

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Devin’s Story

Meet Devin, a young man who had every opportunity in front of him but found himself walking down the wrong path. After having his son, he knew things had to change. Devin has committed himself to becoming a better man through the 4:13 Strong program. His faith has deepened and he...

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Isiah’s Story

Isiah James grew up in a rough neighborhood where drugs and gangs were a part of everyday life. As a young adult, Isiah turned to selling drugs to make money for him and his mother. Isiah found himself in and out of jail several times throughout his years of selling,...

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Cedric’s Story

Losing his mother to violence at seven, Cedric fled to the streets of New Orleans looking for answers. He found himself in a cell at the age of 10 wondering where God was and why this was happening.

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Lamar’s Story

At 31 years old, Lamar was a newly free man at a dead-end. He had spent six of the previous seven years behind bars. He couldn’t remember how to live life outside. He had almost decided that he belonged in jail. Almost.

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Felton’s Success Story

Felton felt like he was a part of the devil’s plan. He grew up in Nashville, graduated from high school, and got a steady job with FedEx to support his two daughters. Everything was going well until people in his life began to disappear to violence. When Felton lost his...

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