By Tobin Perry, Christian Examiner
LAKE FOREST, Calif. (Christian Examiner)—At worship services last weekend Saddleback Church commissioned Danny Duchene —who had spent 33 years in a California prison—as a pastor. Duchene will lead the church’s efforts to put a church in every prison in the United States.
“As I stand here today, I’m aware I’m only here by God’s mercy,” Duchene told the assembled crowd during one of Saddleback’s worship services. “I am very grateful to the pastors, friends and family that God has shown his mercy through. The Bible says in James 2:13 that ‘mercy triumphs over judgment.’ My life is an example of that truth.”
Duchene’s testimony came as part of Rick Warren’s sermon called “God Can Use Anybody,” during a message series on “The Miracle of Mercy.”
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