“Saved at Fifty-one”
By Dr. Cardell C. Portis
You may see my glory, but you don’t know my story.
Before he was saved on September 2, 2007, Dr. Cardell C. Portis lived his life like the devil was in him.
At 9, Dr. Portis took his first drink. At 17, he was unaware of demons latching on to him after a friend performed a satanic ritual. In the army, he was a womanizer and a thief. But when a brutal truck accident caused some brain damage, his life took a particularly dark turn.
Drugs provided the only relief from the constant pain after the accident. In out and out of jail and in out of rehab, Dr. Portis struggled to find hope and purpose. Then one simple act of kindness changed his life forever. Freed from addiction, he found himself in a church, saved by God for a new purpose.
Gritty and real, Saved at Fifty-One is an honest look at one man’s life without and with God. The Lord had a plan for Dr. Portis – and He has one for you. There is always hope for salvation.
About the Author
Dr. Cardell C. Portis lives in a small town of less than 20,000 people. He enjoys singing, playing the keyboard, and writing Gospel music. He has a doctorate from Sacramento Theological Seminary and Bible College, where he met his wife Ruby. He is a father and grandfather.
Dr. Portis is active in his home church, teach classes, helping others change their lives, and winning souls. He wrote Saved at Fifty-One to share how the power of God saved him from a life of destruction to be a walking, talking, living testimony for the world to see.