Jon Dean was an addict for 22 years and a gang member for 27 years after starting drugs at age 13. He had a profound encounter with God that ultimately led him to decide to follow Jesus at the Hiway 80 Rescue Mission. He continued his recovery and discipleship through the House of Disciples in Longview, Texas and as a student in City Vision University’s Addiction Counseling program. Jon graduated with a bachelor’s degree and is now a case manager with the House of Disciples, where he works with recovering addicts and ex-offenders to help them experience the transformation that he did.
“City Vision provided a Biblical understanding of addiction that helped transform my life.” – Jon Dean