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Mission Recovery

To Educate, Empower, and Equip the faith community and heal the wounds of alcohol and drug abuse on our nation, especially the opioid crisis.

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me

to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year the Lord’s favor.” 

-Luke 4:18

A Project of SAVE

Mission Recovery is a project of S.A.V.E., Survivors and Victims Empowered. SAVE is comprised of professionals who have over 35 years of experience in advocacy and educating the clergy, churches, professionals, and politicians to address relevant cultural and social issues.


For every addict or abuser there are three to five people affected negatively. People living under the strain, stress, fear, anxiety, recurring conflict and mistrust in their family relationships.


The Pandemic within the Pandemic

CDC Director Robert Redfield

“We’re seeing, sadly, far greater suicides now than we are deaths from COVID. We’re seeing far greater deaths from drug overdose that are above excess that we had as background than we are seeing the deaths from COVID.”

The Addiction Policy Forum in a June Survey reported a 20% increase to an already alarmingly high substance abuse. 34 % say their need for support and treatment has been hindered. say their needs for support in their mental health 32% grew much worse and 51% somewhat worse.


September 24, 2023

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, (SAMHSA) designates every September as recovery month. We want to do our part by partnering with them as a faith community and designate that day Recovery Sunday.

We would like to encourage churches of all faiths to set aside the last Sunday every September to focus on recovery. This year it would fall on September 24, 2023.

David Heavener Interview:

Ex-Cons In Your Church? Former Parole Officer Reveals Disturbing News!



Helping families devastated by addiction. The Shatterproof Family Program provides education and support in a safe and caring setting where families who are suffering can share experiences, build new relationships, and learn more about addiction, treatment, and recovery.

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Unlike traditional recovery programs that only address the soul and body, Recovery Strategies 4 Life combines healing strategies for all three parts of our being: spirit, soul, and body.


It is specifically developed for individuals who are looking to get to the root of their pain. Whether coming out of abuse, addiction, or a painful loss, RS4L promises a journey that will completely transform how you see healing and recovery.


Life is never the same when you know how to use the fertilizer of your past to bloom!

Pray In Jesus Name

TV Interview

Pastor Ron Smedley talks about addictions. As well as how the church can become better equipped to help the faith based community make the transition from recovery centers.

Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt

Former Navy Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt, PhD ("Dr. Chaps") defends religious freedom to pray "in Jesus' name." As a Christian pastor he can preach the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ or lead a Bible Study at your Church.

Ron Smedley

Executive Director

Pastor Ron Smedley has been both a pastor, parole officer, and a caseworker. He has a very distinctive and unique perspective on recovery. He also has experience in secular treatment, as well as being involved in the faith community.

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