Howard is the latest to tell his journey of faith in a short dramatic film based on Psalm 22 for the Church of England justpray website.
Howard, 40, came to faith eight years ago while in a Christian rehabiliation centre withdrawing from heroin and methadone.
He now attends the Saturday Gathering church in halifax and wants to be a good role model for his teenage son.
"What would I be without my faith? I'd be dead a long time ago. Yeah I'd be dead."
Watch his story here: https://youtu.be/mp_6aR4jYnk