- “I was a crack cocaine addict,” Lindell said. “I was a very functioning cocaine addict.”
- He was so bad, in fact, that his drug dealers staged an intervention in 2008 and refused to sell to him. They cut him off, and a year later he was done using.
- “I got freed of all of my addictions January 16, 2009, but at that point, I didn’t do a full surrender to Jesus,” he said. “I didn’t give a full surrender until February 18, 2017, so there’s quite a story in between where God was still chasing me.”
Millions of Americans know Mike Lindell from his popular commercials for MyPillow, but many people are likely unaware of the iconic pillow magnate’s incredible backstory of overcoming addiction, finding faith and using his massive platform to help transform the lives of others. Lindell, who is the CEO and inventor of MyPillow, helped finance “Unplanned,” a film about abortion clinic director-turned pro-life advocate Abby Johnson’s life that has been sparking headlines and is currently in theaters nationwide. READ ALSO: Ex-Planned Parenthood Director on the Moment She Fled Her Clinic He poured $1 million into the production, telling PureFlix.com’s “Pure Talk” that he got involved after producers reached out and revealed their plans. Lindell was so moved by Johnson’s real-life story that he prayed over it and instantly decided to fund the movie and film […]
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