Recovery Coach Training

On April 6,7 Tri-State Bible College in South Point, Ohio hosted a Recovery Coach Training seminar. This was a follow up event related to the one day Addiction Recovery seminar presented by Joe and Cherri Freeman in Proctorville, Ohio February 24th. The host church posted videos of that day on their Facebook page here:

The Recovery Coach Training seminar gave a practical overview of how to apply the Exchanged Life Discipleship Counseling model to helping others find freedom from chemical and behavioral addictions. Grace Fellowship International is prayerfully developing an ongoing track to equip Recovery Coaches for personal and local church-based ministry.

Luther Rice Graduation

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 12 years since I walked across the platform to receive the Biblical Counseling degree from Luther Rice College & Seminary in GA. Luther Rice’s Biblical Counseling degree is accredited, available online, and uses an Exchanged Life Counseling approach. We appreciate networking with L.R. and congratulate this year’s grads, including Roosevelt Robinson who took the GFI track for his required practicum!  – JBW

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Spirituotherapy Workshop Held

GFI Spirituotherapy Workshop group, March 7-10, 2016 in Pigeon Forge, TN

GFI Spirituotherapy Workshop group, March 7-10, 2016 in Pigeon Forge, TN

We welcomed participants from as far west as North Dakota, east from India, north from Pennsylvania, and south from Florida. For example:

  • Doug & Cheryl (IL) are moving toward GFI certification.
  • Roosevelt (GA) came for his Luther Rice College & Seminary practicum.
  • Della (Bahamas) is between completing her seminary degree and entering a new phase of ministry.
  • Juan is a chaplain at America’s Kewsick (NJ).

May God bless and guide each of them. Our next Spirituotherapy Workshop is scheduled for August 8-11, 2016.

Lunch Meeting on Revival Theology

John W, Roger, Phil, John V

John W., Roger, Phil, & John V.

When John was in Pennsylvania last week, he and pastors Roger and Phil fellowshiped over lunch with John VanGelderen.  John V. had just completed a speaking engagement in the area (and John W. was there to present a series at Springville Baptist Church).  John VanGelderen is an itinerant preacher and author with a calling to promote revival. The discussion was so encouraging because of our mutual appreciation for how the Holy Spirit uses Galatians 2:20 realities as a catalyst for personal and church renewal. We commend his books and web site:

August Events


Grace Fellowship conducted an Exchanged Life Conference in Pigeon Forge, TN August 1,2. We are thankful for those who attended from six states. The next one scheduled is to be held at Bethesda Fellowship in Miami, FL Sept. 19, 20. John Woodward will be the presenter. For details, contact Bryan Miller by email.

Linda McCann (first row, second from left) shared a brief testimony of her spiritual journey to appropriate Christ as Life. In the early 80’s she received Exchanged Life training at GFI in Atlanta and was then a staff counselor at First Baptist Church Atlanta. Linda is now based at Calvary Baptist Church, Knoxville where our board member, Dr. Dan Riley, serves as Senior Pastor. Listen to her testimony at

August 4-7 was our Workshop. About half stayed for this 3.5 days of additional teaching, training, equipping and fellowship. Please check out for details on the next Conference and Workshop!

Comments on the August Workshop:

“Excellent workshop”
“Keep up the good work!!”
“[This training was] over and above all that I could ask or think.”
“It’s all about Christ–His work, His resources, His Life.”