Remarkable recovery from paralyzing accident to life for Christ testimony
A moving story of faith and new beginnings will be the focus during the worship services Oct. 7 at First Christian Church in Troy.
G.L. Woods, a native of Jonesburg, will be the guest speaker that morning. As a motocross rider/racer for nearly 30 years, Woods lived by the motto, “If you’re not crashing from time to time, you’re not riding fast enough.” Those words nearly cost him his life in 2004. At the age of 39, while riding the rugged mountain trails of West Virginia, he was ejected headfirst over the handlebars of his motorcycle-instantly paralyzing him from the neck down. His injuries were similar to the late actor Christopher Reeve.
Following his devastating crash, Woods was given virtually zero chance of recovery and faced the prospect of spending the rest of his life as a quadriplegic. By God’s wonderful gift, he went from being confined to a motorized wheelchair to walking again. Now he dedicates his life to spreading the message that “God still performs miracles and is willing to forgive, even when we don’t deserve it.”
Woods’ powerful testimony “Faith 911” has been aired on TV and radio throughout the Midwest. His emotional live presentation has been heard by thousands through his numerous speaking engagements including conferences, churches and universities.
He was born in 1965 and grew up in a small mid-Missouri town where he met and married his wife, Tina, in 1986. They currently reside in central Indiana with their twin children Bailey and Bryce.
Public invited to come and hear this powerful testimony