THE NIGHT I GOT SAVED by Joseph Wayne Freeman

The night I got saved I was in a bar, the Kozy Keg in Baton Rouge La. I had gone out there & started my weekend out getting drunk for years. I got there early & went in with the owner & his head barmaid to do setups. I went down to the far end of the bar where I could watch the front door to see if any of my enemies were coming in. I had a lot of them then. This was the first & last time I ever heard God speak in an audible voice. a quiet voice behind me in the corner said, "Get up & leave now". I jumped up ready to fight; but there was nobody there. I headed for the front door quickly. My right hand man was coming in & he told me, "What's wrong with you LOBO. You're white as a sheet". I told him, "I don't want to talk about it. I just want to get the hell out of here". I went home; but I couldn't sleep; so I drove down to the lake by the state capitol & wrestled with God for 7 hours before I got rid of all of the hate & bitterness I had in me. I finally collapsed on my knees & told God, "If You exist I want to know the truth. If You do exist, I'll serve you for the rest of my life." Next thing I know Somebody was there with me & I experienced the love & compassion of God for the first time in my life. That was at 3 am on June 7th, 1980. I've been serving God ever since.

What do you think about this story? Do you think he actually heard something or it was his imagination? Share your thoughts in the comments below.


  1. This is an amazing testimony. I would love to get more context though. What was your life like before?

    All the best, Michelle (

    1. I have wondered the same. I can not get hold of him, sent a couple of emails but no reply. Hopefully I can get a reply from him and update you.


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