Episode 17

Published on:

27th Feb 2023

"The Road Back: A Prisoner Set Free to Free Others" w/Jamie Johnson

Jamie Johnson's story could have ended much differently. After a tragic accident in his teenage years, Jamie spiraled. He began the walk down a dark road. Avoidance of pain and guilt sent him to turn to drugs, alcohol, and the things that would lead to severe criminal behavior. Even with bright moments along the way, such as becoming a college baseball player, getting married, and having a family, Jamie could not shake the bonds of addiction. Forsaking his family, his lifestyle took an even darker turn with highly addictive methamphetamines. Not only would he use the drug, but he also began manufacturing.

Time was running out. Eventually, everything caught up with him, and he faced the sobering reality of the gavel slamming to begin a lengthy prison sentence.

Ironically, Jamie says the day he went to prison was glorious. It was the day that he fully surrendered his life to Jesus.

To know the road ahead, we must ask those coming back. In this compelling interview, Jamie bears his soul about the road he has traveled so that we may learn from it.

This is a story of redemption.


Jamie Johnson on Facebook



Show artwork for Life & Leadership w/Daniel Kitchel

About the Podcast

Life & Leadership w/Daniel Kitchel
Connecting life and leadership today so that you can flourish tomorrow.
The connections between life and leadership are deep. The design of each show is to explore those connections by interviewing inspiring and compelling people. Our guests will share gripping stories, life lessons, and expertise in their own experiences. Whether you are a leader of hundreds, working to lead your family, or simply want to take ownership of your personal life - this podcast is made just for you. We believe we can help you lead with love so that you will love to lead.

About your host

Profile picture for Daniel Kitchel

Daniel Kitchel

For 16 years, Daniel has been the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Cross Church in Norman, Oklahoma. Additionally, he has been a public school teacher and football coach for 13 years. Daniel has no greater passion than people knowing the love of Christ and letting that change everything.

He is married to his creative and beautiful wife, Jessica. Together, they have two wonderful daughters named Abi (13) and Evie (7) and a rambunctious son named Welles (2).

Daniel is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in Sociology.