The book of Hebrews asks us: What son is not disciplined by his father?
Tyler Bevins, Property Minister at Men of Valor, knows about this first-hand.
Despite being raised in a loving two parent household, Tyler eventually turned to opioids while in High School.
From that point on, Tyler’s life quickly spiraled out of control. By the time he realized how addiction had taken hold, Tyler was behind bars and cut off from his loved ones – including his father.
Fortunately, Tyler’s story didn’t end there.
Once incarcerated, Tyler was able to connect with Men of Valor and begin his path towards redemption.
Tyler immersed himself in God’s Word and leaned on the men discipling him while in prison.
As Tyler explains, “When you are in the throes of addiction, your trust is broken. But once you go through the MOV program, you get to learn how to be a Godly man.”
Eventually, and with the power of the Holy Spirit, Tyler began to see his sins and realize that he needed Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.
After being released from prison, Tyler surrounded himself with positive influences and was accepted to live at Valor Ridge – the Men of Valor aftercare housing facility.
Living on Valor Ridge allowed Tyler the opportunity to continue the road towards reconciling with society, his loved ones, and his Creator.
But then, just when it looked like Tyler’s life was turning around, tragedy struck.
Tyler learned that his estranged father had been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.
Helpless and desperate, Tyler reached out to his father asking him to forgive him. Slowly the two began reconciling after years of being apart.
As Tyler explains, his father was not a believer, but he was a hardworking man who loved him and always provided for his family. And it was during this time of father and son reconciliation that something remarkable happened.
Tyler’s father accepted Christ as his Savior.
Elated, Tyler asked his father if he could baptize him.
Tyler’s father gladly accepted!
Unfortunately, Tyler’s father only lived for a few more months before being called home by his heavenly Father.
And even though there isn’t a day that passes that Tyler doesn’t miss his father, Tyler is amazed with God’s timing.
How else to describe the way God knitted everything together so that Tyler could find Christ, reconcile with his father, and eventually baptize him in the faith!
Today, Tyler is happily married and the father of a beautiful 13-month-old girl. He works full time for Men of Valor as a property minister discipling men enrolled in our aftercare program.
Happy Father’s Day to Tyler, his brother and and our entire Men of Valor Family!