Reese Crane was born into a Christian household in the suburbs of Detroit, MI in the mid-1960s. Reese's father was a "home missionary" and "church planter." His mother worked in the fine jewelry retail industry. He was in church as long as he can remember.
Being heavily bullied during his elementary school years, Reese lived in intense fear on a daily basis. One day, while out riding bikes with some friends, Reese was introduced to pornography magazines. This, and other sexual behaviors, would soon become Reese's means of escape from a very scary world.
Over the ensuing years, with the advent of cable television, VCRs and the internet - which eventually would make porn free to the consumer - Reese found himself journeying deeper and deeper into a very dark and shame-filled world. Reese learned at a young age how to objectify women on the screen as well as in his relationships. In 2001, while Reese was married and a full time worship leader at a growing church in the Northeast US, he had a devastatingly public extramarital affair. He ended up walking away from his wife, his children and his full time ministry. One would think he had hit rock bottom but it would take Reese another 10 years before he would actually break away from accessing pornography.
Having an encounter with the Lord at age 46, after 35 years in the grip of this addiction, Reese walked away from porn for good and started on a long journey of recovery. Now, as a counselor and life coach, Reese seeks to help others break free as well. Reese is fully aware of the emotional, mental and spiritual pandemic that is sex addiction. Reese's heart is to reach into the church world (leadership as well as congregant) and help them break free from this addictive stronghold and live fully for Christ.
Reese and Wendy Crane currently live in the Orlando, FL area. Reese received his degree in Christian Counseling from the International Institute of Christian Counseling in Sarasota FL. He is also certified as a Pastoral Sex Addiction Professional through the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals. Reese’s style of helping to mentor those who are struggling with their sex addiction is much in the vein of life coaching, where, in tandem with listening to the client express his or her needs, teaching and applying clinical aspects along with the Word of God is crucial in seeing a holistic shift toward healing. . Reese is the very proud father of three amazing children. One is a high school teacher, the other two are currently in their college years. Wendy works as a legal assistant. During their off times they both love to sing and have been involved in bands and combos throughout their time together. They love to lead others into worship, just to linger in the presence of the Almighty Loving Father.