September 11 Digital Archive

5 Minutes Before the First Tower Fell



5 Minutes Before the First Tower Fell

How has your life changed because of what happened on September 11, 2001?

15 years ago today I found myself near the bottom of the Twin Towers in New York City.

My name is Andy Deane and I am the Director of Calvary Chapel Bible College. Back in 2001 I was a nineteen-year-old student attending New York University who had walked away from the Lord. Despite my rebellion against God, the Lord mercifully saved me and called me back to Himself through the tragic events of September 11th, 2001. That morning I found myself running from both towers and spending the day serving alongside New York City’s firemen. This personal testimony video was partially filmed on-site at the 9/11 Memorial in New York. has a video testimony of what happened.

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