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, around the age of 11, 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, videocassettes, DVDs 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. While stationed in Germany in the Army in the 1980s, his world of hypersexual arousal exploded as Europe had and still has much less stringent requirements on pornography - as well as prostitution.
In 2001, while Reese was married and a full time worship leader at a rapidly growing church in the Harrisburg, PA area, he had a devastatingly public extramarital affair. He ended up walking away from his wife, his two children with one in the womb and his full time ministry. Reese always says that, "One would think that I hit rock bottom after that horrific experience. The truth is, I hit a very large ledge just inches from the bottom." It would take Reese another 10 years, actually becoming the deepest, darkest spiral to date, before he would actually break away from accessing pornography altogether in the Fall of 2011.
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, arduous journey of recovery. Now, as a porn recovery coach and mentor, Reese seeks to help others break free as well. Reese is fully aware of the emotional, mental and spiritual depravity that is sex addiction. He is also aware that it robbed him of over half his life causing him to hurt so many people while forfeiting so much precious time in his relationship with God the Father. Reese's heart is to reach into the church world (leadership and congregant) and help them break free from this addictive stronghold and live fully for Christ. Reese has seen God's faithfulness in restoration. He knows that same freedom awaits those struggling with this addiction if they will only ask. It is very real.
Reese Crane received his degree in Christian Counseling from the International Institute of Christian Counseling in Sarasota FL. He also received clinical and spiritual sex addiction training 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 to reignite the identity of the addict. Reese believes that men who have traded in their spiritual authority for sexual addiction need to understand who they are as children of the MOST HIGH GOD - PRINCES in the kingdom, and that it is the Father's good pleasure to restore their authority in the Kingdom and to fulfill their God given purpose for being created. Reese also serves as a counselor and trainer at Gateway to Freedom Weekend Workshops, a ministry of Be Broken. Originally from the Central PA area, Reese Crane currently lives in the Orlando, FL area with his wife, Wendy, who works as a legal assistant. Reese is the very proud father of three amazing children. One is a high school English teacher, the other two are currently attending university. Both Reese and Wendy are also lifelong musicians. Aside from playing as a duo and in bands around the Central PA area, they have also led worship at churches nationally as well as overseas during mission trips. They love to lead others into worship as well, inviting others to just linger in the presence of our Almighty Loving Father.