On this occasion of Founders Day activities in Akron, Ohio, and the International Convention in San Antonio, Texas, we celebrate the role that God, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Bible played in the origins, founding, program, and astonishing successes of the Christian Fellowship program of pioneer A.A. founded in Akron in 1935.
We thank Pacific Hills Treatment Centers, Inc., a Christian treatment program located at San Juan Capistrano, California. They have promulgated a number of articles that underline the seven Christian organizations and people that gave rise to the Original A.A. program. These are the evangelists and revivalists; rescue missions; YMCA; Salvation Army; Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor; later the Oxford Group; and then the teachings of Rev. Samuel M. Shoemaker, Jr., rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in New York.
Pacific Hills is one of the increasing number of treatment programs, Christian recovery groups, individual recovery leaders, and counselors, as well as A.A. and N.A. groups that are studying and presenting our new class "Introductory Foundations for Christian Recovery" which can be found described on the International Christian Recovery Coalition website www.ChristianRecoveryCoalition.com and our main website www.dickb.com.