After a devastating family tragedy, William and his sister Danica, who both grew up going to church and considered themselves Christians, went two different directions. While Danica grieved through a church community, William did his best to never be sober—to never feel the pain of reality.

William’s devastation brought him to decide to take his own life since he thought he was a Christian and knew where he was going. But when Danica invited him to church and asked him to speak to the pastor, William realized he might not actually be a Christian.

Watch William tell his story from the video stories of Together For The Gospel: