Stories Of Hope With Justin Franich



Interviewing people that come from a different background, battled a different addictions, and found HOPE to be the catalyst that brought about lasting transformation.


  • Episode 005 | Our Families Journey Out of Addiction | Special Guest: Shawn Franich

    26/08/2020 Duração: 33min

    In this #anchorconversation I interview my older brother as he shares his journey out of addiction. A self-descried "master manipulator", Shawn soon began to realize that he had gotten so good at manipulating people that he even believed his own lies. He also shares what it finally took for him to break the hold addiction had on him and how he pursued a life of freedom. Shawn is currently serving as Program Manger at the Shenandoah Valley Adult and Teen Challenge where he helps other break the grip of addiction off of their lives.  Connect with me on Social Media;  Facebook:   Instagram: 

  • I Spent 28 Years as a drug addict and criminal w/Jeff Johnson | #AnchorConversation

    18/08/2020 Duração: 34min

    In this conversation I had the privilege of interviewing Jeff Johnson. Founder of In His Grip Ministries. Jeff shares about his long road of addiction and how was ultimately to break free after 28 years.  During this conversation Jeff describes how after a terrible accident he went from using street drugs to abusing prescription drugs as his "drug of choice." Jeff had many "rock bottom" moments along the way but it was ultimately the possibility of losing his wife that was the final wake up call. Jeff and his wife Connie now travel all across the country and share their story to those caught in the grip of addiction. This is an incredibly inspiring story and a reminder that no matter how long you have been trapped in addiction there is hope!! Follow Jeff on Facebook - In His Grip Ministries Connect with me on Social Media; Facebook:  Instagram: 

  • Busting the Myths Surrounding Addiction w/ Don Wilkerson | #AnchorConversation

    11/08/2020 Duração: 41min

    In this conversation I had the privilege of interviewing Pastor Don Wilkerson the co-found of Teen Challenge and Times Square Church. Pastor Don and I discussed some of the early days of his ministry to addicts and he busted some of the myths surrounding addiction. This is in incredible opportunity to sit in and glean wisdom from someone that has been at the forefront of helping those battling addiction in our country. Pastor Don also shares about his battle with COVID-19 and how he was able to recover. Whether you are struggling with addiction or are just looking for some hope this is a powerful conversation!! Check out Pastor Don's newest book "The Don" on Amazon. Follow Pastor Don on Facebook Connect with me on Social Media; Facebook:  Instagram: 

  • I Had a 17 Year Addiction Until I Met Jesus w/ Rob Reynolds | #anchorconversations

    04/08/2020 Duração: 24min

    In this episode I sit down with Rob Reynolds a former 17 year addict that has been living in the freedom of Christ for almost 10 years. Rob shares his story of how he overcame addiction and then went on to launch Freedom House, a residential Christ Centered program that is helping men in Augusta, WVA. This is a powerful conversation about what God can truly do with a surrendered life. You won't want to miss this conversation.  Learn more about Freedom House of Augusta West Virginia on Facebook at: Follow me on Facebook: Follow me on Instagram: --- Support this podcast:

  • Surrendering our stories to God | #surrendersunday

    02/08/2020 Duração: 08min

    Something powerful happens when make a decision to surrender our stories to god and share about all we’ve been through. It’s not only freeing but gives us an opportunity to impact other. Facebook: Instagram: Parler: --- Support this podcast:

  • #anchorconversation - Facing the truth about who you are with John Frost

    28/07/2020 Duração: 33min

    In this episode I have a conversation with my good friend John Frost where we discuss several topics including addressing dysfunctional relationships that keep us stuck and facing the truth about who we are. This was a fantastic conversation with lots of great truth throughout. Hope you enjoy. Facebook: Instagram: Parler: --- Support this podcast:

  • #surrendersunday Surrender your fear for real change.

    26/07/2020 Duração: 07min

    In this episode I discuss dealing with fears and how important it is to surrender them Jesus so we can find lasting transformation. #surrendersunday is a weekly clip where we discuss an area of our lives we need to surrender. A part of dying to self so we can live transforms and in lasting freedom. Thanks for checking out my podcast. Facebook: Instagram: Parler: --- Support this podcast:

  • Triggered - Dealing with Addiction #conversations

    22/07/2020 Duração: 37min

    In this episode I share a conversation I had with Pastor John Miller of Abundant Life Church. We discussed a number of topics relevant to the issues we face in the church around addiction. I share some of my personal testimony and provide encouragement for families trying to help their loved ones. Hope you enjoyed this conversation!! Thanks for checking out my podcast. Facebook: Instagram: Parler: You can find Abundant Life Church at: --- Support this podcast:

  • Why the name Anchor of Hope?

    20/07/2020 Duração: 03min

    As a former addict I am a firm believer that Hope is a huge factor in being able to get free from addiction. It wasn't until I was able to really begin to dream and plan for my future and believe that there was better for my life that I truly began to embrace my new life.  Thanks for checking out my podcast.  You can follow me on social at:  Facebook: Instagram: --- Support this podcast:

  • Global health crisis..isolation and overdoses rising.

    20/07/2020 Duração: 06min

    Thanks for listening in my first episode I share a little bit about how the current global health crisis is impacting those battling addiction.  Link to the article I talked about in the episode: You can follow me on social at: Facebook: Instagram: Parler: --- Support this podcast: