After the nationwide conference of Christian leaders and workers in the recovery community at Mariners Church in Irvine, California, in May of 2009, the need became clear that A.A., the Alcoholics Anonymous Fellowship, 12-Step Fellowships, and a host of others involved in Christian recovery efforts needed information!
Information about A.A. origins, history, founding, original program, astonishing successes, changes in 1939 and application today. This meant telling the afflicted and the affected the role that God, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Bible played and can play in the entire recovery movement.
International Christian Recovery Coalition (www.ChristianRecoveryCoalition) was founded to help share the information about A.A. and its Christian roots for the benefit of those who want God's help in recovery today.
Only a month ago, the Coalition established the Christian Recovery Resource Centers Worldwide (http://bit.ly/erD3tW). And we have been hard at work encouraging the establishment of Christian Recovery Resource Centers and have now just formed a Speakers Bureau further to help spread the facts.
Already, the following have established Christian Recovery Resource Centers over a wide area.
James Moody and Manna House Ministries in Jamestown, Tennessee
Dr. Rober Tucker and New Life Spirit Recovery, Inc. in Huntington Beach, California
David Powers and Rock Recovery Ministries, ABC Sober Living, and Soledad House, San Diego
David Sadler and Golden Hills Community Church recovery, Antioch, California
Wally Lowe, Christian Recovery Resource Center Satellite, Vero Beach, Florida
Bruce Aspgren, Rocking a Ministry, Caldwell, Texas
Dick B., Christian Recovery Resource Centers Main Office, Kihei, Hawaii
Paul Popiel, A.A. believer, Pacifica, California
Robert Turner, M.D., Associate Professor, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston SC
Mark Galligan, Christian A.A. believer, Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
Chaplain/Pastor Leonard Grubb, Painesville, Ohio
Grant Sharp, Quest Ministries, Sheffield, S Yorks, United Kingdom
Jim Gaffney, Former recovery pastor and pharmacist, Nyack, New York
In just over a month, we now have resource centers in California, Tennessee, Florida, Texas, South Carolina, Ontario Canada, Sheffield United Kingdom, Ohio, Maui, and New York. We expect very soon to hear from groups in Glendora, California; Oroville, California; Huntington Beach, California; Carlsbad, California; Columbia, Missouri; Honolulu; Kentucky; Pennsylvania; and Texas