The Jericho House was founded on September 2009 by Pastor Larry McKenna. A graduate of Dunklin Memorial Camp in Okeechobee, Florida, Pastor McKenna felt the call of the Lord to establish a safe haven for men seeking to escape the deadly grips of addictions of all kinds. The Jericho House uses the same curriculum that has been saving lives at Dunklin Memorial Camp for over fifty years, and our ministry has been instrumental in helping to spread the Dunklin curriculum all over the world.
The Lord has been steadily revealing the future of The Jericho House to Pastor McKenna and The Jericho House Board of Directors over the past few years. Our recent addition of a second campus in Sautee, Georgia, which is the new home of Jericho Woodworking and Furnishings, is only the beginning of the vision. We are currently raising funds to build a state-of-the-art dormitory and meeting space for the men, as well as a cluster of family cabins, all on our 11-acre main campus property in Sautee-Nacoochee, Georgia. In the years to come, we expect to be able to accommodate up to 40 men in the Regeneration Program. We greatly appreciate your donations to support our cause!
Pastor Larry McKenna is the Founder and Executive Director of The Jericho House. Larry also serves as the Senior Addictions Counselor, the Director of Ministry Training and Family Recovery classes, and the staff manager and trainer. Pastor McKenna has worked in ministry and in the field of addictions counseling and recovery for over twenty years.
Kevin joined The Jericho House as Program Director in March 2016. He began Christ-centered recovery ministry in 1986 at Dunklin Memorial Camp in Okeechobee, Florida. While there, he served as a youth pastor in the church, and eventually Orientation Director for the men’s recovery program, receiving his ordination through the Church at Dunklin. Prior to his tenure with The Jericho House, Kevin served as Program Director for The Home of Grace in Vancleave, Mississippi, as Director and Program Director of Atlanta Mission’s The Potter’s House in Jefferson, GA and as counselor and chaplain with the Waterfront Rescue Mission in Pensacola, FL., and has worked with delinquent and foster care adolescents and agencies as a residential director, counselor and social worker.
After completing Servant Leadership Training in 2016, Drew joined The Jericho House staff as Operations Manager. Drew felt called by God to help give back to a program that had done so much for him. After having a career in sales, fundraising, and commercial real estate he found a calling in this men’s recovery ministry and has utilized the skills gained over that time to successfully expand the industries at The Jericho House.
Brian joined the staff of The Jericho House early in 2017 as an administrative assistant. He graduated from Toccoa Falls College in 2016 with a Bachelor's degree in Nonprofit Business Administration, after an internship at The Jericho House in 2015. He has known Larry McKenna since the late 1990's, when his brother graduated from No Longer Bound while Larry was program director there.
Mark is a retired Episcopal Priest, married to Jennie Inglis, and has lived in White county with his Jack Russell Terrier, Cricket, since 2004. Prior to coming to Atlanta in 1993, he lived in Boston and the New England area for 26 years. Mark graduated from New England Conservatory in 1970 and had a 10 year career as a concert Baritone before attending Episcopal Divinity School and being ordained in the Episcopal Church.
Brantley Tribble entered The Jericho House Regeneration Program on November 3, 2014. Months before his graduation in November of 2015, Brantley heard the calling of God to continue serving the program as a Servant Leadership Trainee. Brantley joined The Jericho House as a full-time staff member May 1, 2016 and serves as the Administration Director. As a client in the program, Brantley joined in the efforts to prepare for The Jericho House 2015 Annual Golf Tournament.
Kenny Yancey graduated from the Jericho House in December of 2013. He has earned his Certification in Addictions and Recovery through AACC (American Association of Christian Counselors). Kenny fills vital roles in administration, teaching, and counseling.
In 2008 Joel attended the Waypoint Center's 12 month regeneration program where he first met Pastor Larry McKenna. Upon completing the program Joel stayed for the Servant Leadership Training and heard the call to be in full time ministry helping others lost in addiction find the loving healing relationship that Jesus Christ offers.