In this episode, Pamela is sharing her own personal story of experiencing sexual abuse 3 different times beginning at age 5, the addiction to drugs that ensued to numb the pain by age 9, and the 35 years of addiction that ultimately landed her in prison for 18 months in 2010. Learn how God saved her life with His redemptive love while she was still in prison, and how He’s equipped her to grow an organization focused on mentoring inside prisons!
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In this conversation, Pamela helps us better understand those who are incarcerated and the often underlying factors that lead them to prison.
Today Pamela is happily married to her husband, Os, and is founding President and CEO of LifeChangers Legacy, which exists to empower and equip “returning citizens” through her mentor-led programs to eliminate recidivism, reduce homelessness, and restore families.
Pamela’s story is a powerful example of redemption, and I can’t wait for you to listen-in!
Snapshot of Pamela's Story:
"Dr. Pamela experienced 3 sexual abuses starting at age 5 and many other horrific tragedies as she learned that drugs could numb that pain by age 9. The pain led to 35 years of addiction and landed her in prison for 18 months in 2010. Pamela tried many programs prior to her incarceration to no avail. While in prison, the Lord spoke to her and said, “The only thing that will change your old mindset is the Word of God, memorize a scripture a day.” She said, “I am on it” and the healing process began. This 18 months in prison was her time of solitude to come back to her spiritual roots and was where the Lord said to her, “This is your college campus, your training ground of preparation for what I have planned for you”. Pamela has received many earned certifications in different fields of Biblical Specialties, Counseling, Life Coaching and is an Ordained Chaplain, along with Transformational Leadership. She now has the God-given mandate to reach back to the lost and forgotten world within the gates. She has been drug and alcohol free since Feb. 24, 2010." - Excerpt from lifechangerslegacy.org
Dr. Pamela Hillman is founding President and CEO of LifeChangers Legacy, Chebar Ministries Inc., a 501c3 non-profit prison and community-based ministry that helps women and men, incarcerated and ‘returning citizens’ from the revolving doors of the prison systems nationally, and internationally in 40 prisons, since 2012.
This organization is designed to break the cycle of wrong thinking of those in and coming out of jails, prisons, and difficult circumstances with full wrap around services. We empower women and men, and their families by providing the tools necessary to equip and achieve personal growth, health and wellness, family restoration, financial independence and good stewardship with job assessment and placements through a strong spiritual foundation of continual education.
We help replace wrong thinking, emotional patterns, and limited beliefs into healthy, effective ones through our customized Therapeutic Interventions combined with Biblical Specialties. Our “I See ME Free” Incentive Mentorship Program is a one-to-one 12–18-month proven research-evaluated, evidence-based, best-practices, Therapeutic Interventions of the TREM, Cognitive Behavior, Critical Thinking, Criminal Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Stages of Change combined with Biblical Specialties program developed by Pamela Hillman. This includes interactive workbook learning and weekly mentor support and is applied from the convenience of the mentor’s home, "from. the inside out".
Pamela is happily married to Os HIllman, renowned author of 28 books and speaker of faith and the workplace.
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