Doug Drucker could have walked away from pastoring when his church was foreclosed on in 2008.
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HOW WE GOT THE STORY
Andria Simmons first met Doug Drucker when she was covering the 2011 death penalty trial for his son, Joshua. At the time, Drucker and his wife, Wanda, had been advised by defense lawyers not to talk to reporters and did not grant interviews. However, it was clear to trial-watchers that their family bond and faith remained unshakeable even as they endured the emotionally crippling ordeal of seeing Joshua sentenced to death. Captivated by the strength of Drucker’s convictions in the face of such extraordinary adversity, Simmons stayed in touch with him after the trial and encouraged him to share his story. It’s a stunning lesson in grace under fire.
Suzanne Van Atten
Features Enterprise Editor, email@example.com
ABOUT THE REPORTER AND PHOTOGRAPHER
Andria Simmons joined The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2007 and is currently the state transportation reporter. Previously, she covered police, courts and crime trends for the AJC. Before joining the AJC, Simmons worked for The Gwinnett Daily Post for five years. Andria lives in Alpharetta with her husband.
Hyosub Shin was born and raised in Korea. Inspired by the work of National Geographic photographers, he came to the United States about 10 years ago to study photography. Past assignments include the Georgia Legislative session, Atlanta Dream’s Eastern Conference title game, the Atlanta Air Show and the Atlanta Braves’ National League Division Series.