Prison Inmate Finds the Church of His Past

December 01, 2007 | David Kerr

"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it" Proverbs 22:6.

Sometimes we take a long trip with the world before we realize that things were so good with the Lord.

Brian Wright was baptized at the Sheridan Federal Prison Camp by Ron Wearner, Sheridan Church pastor, and will be a member of the Sheridan Church, even though he cannot attend services there.

Wright's mother and grandmother were Seventh-day Adventists. However, his mother married a man who, while he was a good husband and father, didn't train his two sons in spiritual things. Brian followed his father's career as an operating engineer in Palmdale.

For recreation, Brian and his older brother rode motorcycles in the high desert. Their names were in the American Motorcycle Association's District 37 record book for Desert Racing during the 1970s, and several times they held the coveted No. 1 position.

As the years passed, Brian began to do methamphetamines. He says, "I was a true junky and was actually glad when I was arrested."

There is a group of Seventh-day Adventists who meets each Wednesday evening and Sabbath afternoon at the Sheridan Prison Camp, as well as a group at the Sheridan Federal Correctional Institute. They ask that you keep them in your prayers.