Archive for January, 2009

January 12, 2009

A Nationwide Recovery Conference with Dick B.


Southern California, May 15 and 16, 2009

Mariners Church – Community Center

5001 Newport Coast Drive, Irvine, California 92603


Hosted by Pastor Don Fugate, Senior Pastor, Grace Way Fellowship Ministries (Yuma, AZ)

Coordinated by Pastor Jim Gaffney, Counselor, Consultant, Ministry Catalyst (Newport Beach, CA)


Conference Theme: A New Way Out

For Christians in the Recovery Arena

No registration required; admission free; guest book for those attending


Hospitality, Fellowship, Literature Table, Snacks, Tapes, Historical Books & Displays

Music at the Conference by Santos of Santos Ministries

Manuscript Exhibits: “Holy Grail,” “Dr. Bob and the Good Oldtimers,” “Anne Smith’s Journal”


Friday, May 15, 2:30 PM to 10:00 PM


Pre-Conference Workshop (details to be announced). Opportunity for Presenters and “ambassadors” to share in round-table and one-on-one discussions of their programs, literature, conferences, centers, archives, forums, guidebooks, websites, radio, TV, and meetings


Theme: “Here’s what we are doing. Here are the problems we encounter. Here’s how we are dealing with them. Here’s how we can help others present recovery history, Christian roots, and helping others establish a relationship with God, recover with God’s help, and pass it on.”


Saturday, May 16, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Outline of Proceedings


Opening Remarks: Dick B., “We Christians in the Recovery Arena are not alone.”

Address by Dick B.: The Historical Success Factor and the Pressing Need for “A New Way Out.”


Brief Story/Presentation by Mike Lewandowski, Lamb of God Ministries, Florida


Christian Recovery Presenters and Leaders: 15-minute presentations


  • The Bridge Group: Pauline Bartosch & Jeff MacLeod, Overcomers Outreach, Inc.
  • Residential Ministry: Rev. Pat Robertson, President, CityTeam Ministries
  • Clergy Approach: Pastor Don Fugate, Grace Way Fellowship Ministries
  • Church Approach: Pastor Jim Gaffney, Counselor, Consultant, Ministry Catalyst
  • Gospel Rescue Missions: Rev. Michael Liimatta, City Vision College
  • International Addictive Behavior Counseling: Darv Smith, M.D., ISAAC, YWAM
  • Treatment: Fr. Bill Wigmore, Austin Recovery, Austin, Texas
  • Treatment: Chris Raymer, La Hacienda, Hunt, Texas
  • Christian Treatment: Tom Thompson, Pacific Hills Treatment Centers
  • The Practice of the Crucified Life: George McLauchlin, M.A., Tampa, Florida
  • “Footprints” Alcoholics Victorious, Brother Wayne White, Kansas City, Missouri


Santos Ministries: Music and what they are doing at Calvary Ranch in Lakeside, California


Recovery Fellowship Members and Activities: 15-Minute presentations


  • Historical Locations, The Wilson House, East Dorset, Vermont: Bonnie Lepper
  • Historical Locations, Dr. Bob’s Home, Akron, Ohio: Ray G., retired archivist, Dr. Bob’s Home
  • James Club and Bible Study Groups: Joey Delgado, West Covina, California
  • James Club Groups: John Sorrells, Norco, California
  • Focus on the newcomer: Keith Walters, Kona, Hawaii
  • Focus on the newcomer: Scott Craven, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • “Came to Believe” Retreats for AAs and Families: Steve Foreman, Winter Park, Florida
  • Community outreach groups: Russell Spatz, Attorney, Miami, Florida


Concluding Remarks: Dick B.


Note about possible changes: There may be additional speakers and changes depending on the calendars and resources of those already booked or who would like to be booked. If those not named are not listed above, they will be presenting at the Friday workshop.


For further details, see the new website, “A New Way Out”:

Dick B.:; 808 874 4876; PO Box 837, Kihei, HI 96753-0837

Published: January 2009