Jesse was born addicted to drugs and he had a hole in his heart. His Aunt prayed with a great passion for Jesse to be healed, and he was, and so, his chance at life began. As a baby, he was adopted by a close family member, yet his biological mother was always in his life.
It wasn’t until later in life, around high school, that Jesse really started to feel some deep pain about his childhood. He says he made choices to feel better, but they weren’t the best for his future. He made it through high school and then joined the Army.
Eventually, he moved to Lancaster where he got connected to Teen Haven’s Sunday night church service, Activ8. Jesse says his experience at Teen Haven positively changed his life.