Huntsville pastor shares personal story of depression, suicide - WSFA.com: News Weather and Sports for Montgomery, AL.

Huntsville pastor shares personal story of depression, suicide

Posted: Updated:
Pastor Adrian Davis of All Nations Christian Center says his purpose is to show people who are suffering that they're not alone. Pastor Adrian Davis of All Nations Christian Center says his purpose is to show people who are suffering that they're not alone.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

When you think of your pastor or minister, it's sometimes hard to see them as regular people who have or have had problems. However, Pastor Adrian Davis of All Nations Christian Center in Huntsville, is sharing his story of depression. Davis says his purpose is to show people who are suffering, that they're not alone. 

His book, "Tears Down a Smiling Face," deals with a subject often taboo in the Church. "The only option, I thought, was to commit suicide. I thought that was it for me," said Davis. 

In his book Davis tells his very personal story. "I went through a time where I lost everything. I lost my job, house, got broken into, literally lost everything. I was sleeping in my car," he said. 

Davis's book was just released late last year, and it's already a best seller on Amazon. The book is a guide to moving out of depression and into a life of self worth. His hope is that his story will reach a group that sometimes is hesitant to ask for help. 

"I think it does need to be covered more in the church because we do have people that are suffering that are dealing with things sitting right there in the pew. A lot of times we think that our situation we're in right now is going to be the situation we're going to be in for the remainder of our lives. And if we make a permanent decision on a temporary circumstance, we've lost," said Davis.

You can find out more about his book, "Tears Down a Smiling Face" here - http://amzn.to/KlGtpH

 Remember, when breaking news happens, we break it first online, by email, and by text. If you want to receive our breaking news alerts by text, pull out your phone right now and text NEWS to 44848. Message and data rates may apply. You can text STOP at any time to cancel your subscription, text HELP for more information, or call 877-571-0774 for support.

Copyright 2014 WAFF. All rights reserved. 

Powered by WorldNow