On April 28, 2005, at the Bladen Baptist Association Resource Center in Elizabethtown, NC, a meeting was held of people from several of Southeastern North Carolina's Baptist Associations who might have an interest in the possibility of finding a way to provide for the needs of those who had fallen into the abuse of alcohol and/or other substances and who were in the process of trying to overcome that abusive lifestyle. Those in attendance heard an impassioned plea from Mr. Ralph Sasser and others who were much more aware of the situation than the rest of us. The overriding understanding coming from this meeting was that there is a need for a Christian facility to assist these men and women with their recovery.
At that meeting a “feasibility study committee” was appointed to study the need for, determine the possible ways to help, and report back to the original group. This new ministry is an outgrowth of the work of that committee and that of many other individuals.
As we have developed our vision for this ministry, we have reached out to include members and workers from several denominations and thus have grown from that small group of four on the original committee into a nondenominational faith based ministry.
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