THE CHRISTIAN Victory Centre in Warwick played host to travelling evangelist Kevin "Mad Dog" Mudford at the weekend.
The devoted Christian gave a series of testimonials and prayers at the centre, during which he spoke of his life and struggles in overcoming drug and alcohol addiction.
Mr Mudford told the story of the day he was almost murdered to audience members of a Men's Breakfast on Saturday.
The evangelist was almost killed five years ago.
He was smashed in the head with a brick five times.
"It was one of the most painful experiences of my life," he said.
"I never believed it would happen to me."
Mr Mudford said he believed his faith in God was what kept him going.
Senior Pastor Trevor Springate told the crowd that God's love touches all people.
"It's all about what's in a person's heart," he said.
"It's what comes from the heart.
"Kevin has a big heart."
Pastor Springate said he believed the church should play a bigger role in the Warwick community.
"The church should have more of an impact on the community and people around them," he said
"Churches should support the community."
The Christian Victory Centre on Mary St is open to all worshippers and community members.