Our Guest: Alison Hill

Alison Hill is a testament to resilience and transformation. Formerly entrenched in a 19-year battle with addiction, Alison found redemption and purpose when she gave her life to the Lord. Today, she serves at Bridge Church, where she leads with compassion and understanding, drawing from her own journey of overcoming adversity. Alison’s commitment to sobriety spans nine years, a milestone marked by unwavering determination and faith. Alongside her pastoral duties, she also operates a traveling ministry, spreading hope and healing to communities far and wide. A devoted mother of two sons, Alison’s life is a testament to the power of faith, perseverance, and the possibility of transformation through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


Key Thoughts and Scriptures from Alison’s Story:


“Christ Jesus himself, who pursued me relentlessly, even when I was running away from him in order to go my own way. And if it were not for the gracious pursuit of the hound of heaven, I would today be on the scrap heap of wasted and discarded lives.” – John Stott


  • At first, Alison didn’t know that she had a problem because she never ran out of drugs. Yet she felt that she needed the drugs to function.
  • Denial stands for “Don’t even notice I am lying.”
  • God gave her the blessing of her baby to save her life.
  • Even in those years that Alison was struggling with addiction, in and out of rehab, God was still pursuing her.
  • You don’t have to be in a beautiful place for God to reach down and say, “I’m here and I have you covered.” 
  • “When I was literally living an entire life of complete disaster, God still was like, ‘I’m still gonna save that one. I’m still gonna give her grace and mercy.’”
  • “Keep praying for your family members because God didn’t answer my prayer because I wasn’t praying for myself. I didn’t even want it anymore. I just wanted to die. God was answering my dad’s prayer.” 
  • Alison cried out to God, “If you’re so real and you’re just so great and you’re just so wonderful, then you’re gonna have to save me and you’re gonna have to do something with me because I can’t do it.”


God is immediate.


  • God doesn’t need our permission, but He would like our cooperation.
  • “I was like two different people, but the Lord was telling me to do something and I was doing it. And then I would be like, why did I do that?”
  • Through her daily devotional time, Alison felt the Lord sitting on her bed and talking to her directly, exactly what she was going through and exactly what she needed to hear.
  • The women from church just showed her the love of Jesus at a time when she needed that more than anything.
  • If you don’t know how to pray, you can say anything you want, just start small.
  • God knows your heart and He knows the words.
  • Start little habits in your life of getting in touch with the Lord and starting to develop a relationship with Him and going to church.
  • Don’t hide your story; it’s your testimony to get people out of the same fire that you walked through.
  • “I had to keep praying and pressing in and I had to stay connected with God and I couldn’t get distracted.”
  • When you’ve been through darkness and can bring other people out of that into God’s love, it’s just the most amazing thing.
  • “The Lord made it so clear to me that I told you to do this. I didn’t tell you to ask me how it’s gonna happen or why or whatever, I just told you to do it.”
  • God told Alison and her husband to be praying for where He wanted to plant their feet.
  • Follow God’s peace.
  • “If the Holy Spirit said, welcome home, or not, because if the Holy Spirit didn’t say that, we weren’t coming.”
  • Boldly means to take risks.
  • Obedience is hearing God’s word and acting accordingly.


The Woman with the Issue of Blood


Mark 5:25-34 NKJV 


  • Alison identified with the woman with the issue of blood because she had issues of her own for 19 years.
  • Jesus is the ultimate healer.
  • The only thing that fit perfectly into the void in Alison’s heart was Jesus.
  • Like the woman, Alison felt like an outcast.
  • The woman was an outcast, yet she went anyway.
  • “I wanna have a face that stops Jesus in His tracks.”
  • The beautiful part of the story is He went from this man that just performs miracles to becoming her father and she went from outcast to being called daughter.


Jeremiah 1:4-8 NLT …“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”…“Don’t say, ‘I’m too young,’ for you must go wherever I send you and say whatever I tell you. And don’t be afraid of the people, for I will be with you and will protect you. I, the Lord, have spoken!”


Hebrews 13:8 NKJV Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.


Romans 8:11 NLT The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you…


Obedience is simply walking in step with Him, doing what we see Him doing, when He’s doing it.


Romans 8:28 NLT And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them


1 Chronicles 22:11-13 NLT “Now, my son, may the Lord be with you and give you success as you follow his directions in building the Temple of the Lord your God. And may the Lord give you wisdom and understanding, that you may obey the Law of the Lord your God as you rule over Israel. For you will be successful if you carefully obey the decrees and regulations that the Lord gave to Israel through Moses. Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid or lose heart!




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