Former addict Luke Bowler pats his leather patch near his heart. He was in prison when he ''saw God'’.
''I come from drug addiction, alcohol, in and out of prison, a lost place,'' Bowler says.
''It was in 2010, I didn't believe in spiritual stuff but ... the presence of God hit me – the whole cell turned into a white light. I looked at the wall and there was a massive golden glowing cross I was being sucked in to. It was the best drug, the best anything I've ever had.''
Released from prison that day, and sober for seven years, Bowler has started a unique ministry in Christchurch.