A Tattooed Jersey Dude Who Did Drugs, Did Time, And Now Does The Lord’s Work


By Kevin Riordan

Original Source: philly.com

Identical twins Pierce and Jacob Reed played South Jersey high school football, got hooked on prescription painkillers, held up local drugstores, went to prison, and found God.

But in 2015, Jacob died of cancer. He was newly married and just 29 years old.

“He was the oldest of the two of us by a minute and a half,” said Pierce. “Since birth, we were inseparable. We were always together.”

There’s much more to the story, of course, and Pierce, now 34 and off drugs for 11 years, tells it well. He speaks at churches, schools, and sober living houses to help others avoid…click here to continue reading