From being an addict and jailed to becoming a poet, painter and pastor: Here’s how this man turned his life around

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Isaac Petersen. (Photo: Supplied)
Isaac Petersen. (Photo: Supplied)

Pastor Isaac Petersen from Cape Town opens up about his 16-year journey to becoming clean, meeting his wife Celeste and being a father to two beautiful girls, nine-year-old Jessica and 14-year-old Taylor.

Growing up, Isaac had a good relationship with his parents, in fact, he was quite close to both of them. 

His father was his hero, Isaac says. “He saved my life when I nearly drowned at the age of six,” he recalls. And his mom treated him like an only child although he had four other siblings.

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