Ricky Leonard was a troubled young man. In 1974 he was in a shootout with the Clearwater, Florida police and was shot in the back of the head with a police .38 caliber, hollow-point bullet. He was crippled and had terrible injuries, including paralysis, severe brain damage, seizures and much, much more. So Ricky had a very unusual start in ministry! He gave his life to Jesus while in prison in Arcadia, Florida in 1975. In 1979, after being paralysed, having severe brain damage, epileptic seizures and many other physical problems for 4 ½ years, Ricky prayed the prayer of faith and was instantly healed and restored to perfect health!