From Prison to Preacher

Now, this is one incredible life story that you must listen too. Chad Richards went from hell and back in 10 years of his young adult life. He was a “normal” everyday kid growing up in middle-class America who eventually made some bad choices. Those choices led to opioid addiction, multiple arrests, and finally, incarceration.

In this episode, Chad talks about his entire journey and what ultimately led him from being a “prisoner” to becoming a full-time pastor and preacher, massively IMPACTING many people. Chad Richards is living his life’s purpose to get to kids before drugs do. This episode includes faith, family, leadership, and real-talk from a man who understands what it’s like to go to hell & back, and now live a life guided by purpose, passion, and conviction.

Whether you are a parent, coach, executive, leader, student, athlete, mentor, or just a high-performer who loves a great inspirational story, you’re going to love today’s episode. Please share this episode when you’re done listening tp spread this incredibly important and IMPACTFUL message globally.


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More on the episode:

:46 – Meet Chad Richards

3:40 – Looking into the teenage brain – Impacting Kids Today

6:19 – Get Creative in Community – We are All Craving  Community!

8:43 – Living Two Different Lifes

12:58 – Climbing the Opiate Ladder

19:30 – The Rules in Prison

25:03 – God Show me Something

28:38 – Get to The Kids Before the Drugs Do!
“If you don’t want to do drugs, don’t hang out with people who do drugs.”

37:08 – Forgiving Myself 
“I can’t love my neighbor unless I forgive and love myself.”

42:24 – Real Life Talk


Meet Chad Ricards:

Chad Richards is the Executive Pastor at Canyon Springs Church. Chad holds a B.A. in Religion, Ministry, and Leadership from Vanguard University, and a Master of Theological Studies with an Emphasis in Biblical Studies from Bethel University and Seminary. Chad and his wife Megan have two daughters, Ayven and Sage.

For more on Chad Richards, you can follow him at:

→ Instagram & Twitter: @chadrichards88

–>Podcast: 10 Steps Further

→ Website: www.canyonsprings.org

→ Recommended Reads:  Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis and Case for Christ by Lee Strobel


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About the Author



Todd Durkin, MA, is a world-renown trainer, coach, author and motivational keynote speaker who trains dozens of elite, high-profile NFL, MLB, and MMA athletes, including two Super Bowl MVP’s, one NFL League MVP, Olympic gold medalists, Heisman Trophy winners, and MMA champions. Todd is a 2-Time Trainer of the Year, the 2017 Jack LaLanne Award recipient, the 2018 Canfitpro International Presenter of the Year, a member of the Under Armour Training Team, and a Top-100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness.

Todd was a featured trainer on the popular TV show, NBC STRONG, which is now airing on Netflix. His award-winning gym, Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, CA, is a Top-10 Gym in America and his 3 best-selling books, Get Your Mind Right, The WOW BOOK, and The IMPACT Body Plan, have both changed thousands of people’s lives. If you would like to get motivated and inspired now, you can pick these books up at www.Amazon.com, or if you would like a signed copy, please purchase at www.ToddDurkin.com/
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