Alumni Newsletter – March 2021

Here is a sample article from our new Monthly Alumni Newsletter developed and edited by Peniel Staff member Whitney Botts, BS. Check out the full newsletter in PDF version here: Leave a comment and let us know what you think! There Is Hope: A Testimony When Zachary entered Peniel in April of 2010, he did not yet have a sense … Read More

International Church of God Creates New Award In Honor of Dr. Marion Spellman

With unshakeable faith and a heart full of compassion, Dr. Spellman has labored for more than 38 years to restore broken lives torn apart by addiction and substance abuse. She has been committed to doing God’s will with resolute determination and to fulfilling the vision that God placed in her heart so many years ago. Willing to stand alone and … Read More

Hold On

Hold On By Norman M. I’ve been up, and I’ve been down I’ve had my world, spun round and round. This battle I’ve fought, for way too long, the ones I love most, are the ones I’ve wronged. So many times, I’ve almost tasted death This addiction of mine, has created a mess. I’ve lost so much, giving into the … Read More

Peniel Sits Down With Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto

The drug problem is an unfortunate reality that has been hitting our region especially hard. Nearly every organization, business or family in our area is affected in some way by this epidemic. However, for more than 35 years, Peniel has been at the forefront of effective addiction treatment. Recently members of the Peniel staff along with First Lady Barbara Mann … Read More

PENIEL on “Sunday Magazine”

Peniel Public Relations Director, Durean Coleman, was invited as a guest on the “Sunday Magazine”  radio talk show hosted by Jessica Taylor on Cool 101.7FM. The two discussed the nature of addiction, the restoration Peniel offers for those that are struggling and Peniel’s outlook of hope for our community. The full interview can be heard here.    

“Peniel Love Lessons”

When I joined the team of Peniel in October of 2013, I had no idea how radically my life would be changed.  I felt at the time, and still believe, that God placed me here.  At last, I would be able to give back something to those affected by the devastation of addiction! But, oh… God had so much more … Read More

“She Loves Me Not” – Brad K.

Crystal, whatever happened to us? We used to be the couple that everyone wanted to be around, but now look at us. You can keep the black roses. From the very first time I met you I was in love. Everything else I knew faded when  was in your presence. What are you doing to me? At first our relationship … Read More

“Taking Back” – Mike R.

You took something from me and I want it back. My days are long, dark and lonely when you are present. My smile is no longer on my face and I act out of character. What happened to those days when I would talk on the phone with family and friends for hours? Those days when I went to the playground … Read More

James’ Story

I was controlled by addiction for 23 years, which entrapped me inside a never ending, torturous maze of drug use. I felt there wasn’t a map available to lead me to an escape. Before coming to Peniel I had spent 90% of my adult existence caged within a prison cell. Loneliness and anger were my best friends. I suffered self-inflicted … Read More

“Restoring Broken Lives” Featured in Local Newspaper!

Recently, Dr. Spellman, Founding President & CEO, sat down with Kelly Urban of the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat to share about how the book, “Restoring Broken Lives: The Marion Spellman Story” came to pass.The article was featured on the front page of the paper! Click here to read the Tribune-Democrat feature article in its entirety. The book, which is now in its second … Read More