About The Jericho House

Our History

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.

Our Vision

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!

Our Staff

Larry McKenna

Larry McKenna

Executive Director

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. Before starting The Jericho House in 2009 and Waypoint Center in 2005, he served for seven years as Program Director at No Longer Bound in Cumming, Georgia, and he served on staff at Dunklin Memorial Christian Training Center in south Florida from 1995 to 1998. Larry accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior in 1975, and is an ordained minister of the Gospel, earning his ordination from Calvary Chapel and Shiloh Youth Revival Center. Further education includes diplomas in Restoration Ministry Training and Addictions Training at Florida’s Net Training Institute, a Christian Counseling Center for Addiction Studies with a focus on the biological, social and spiritual aspects of addiction, and identification of the different roles of the family in addiction and support group facilitation. Larry is a Board Certified Christian Life Coach as well as a Certified Crisis Trauma Response Professional and Professional Interventionist. He is also a member of AACC (American Association of Christian Counselors). Larry has traveled the country ministering to people in the inner cities of Atlanta, GA, Jacksonville, FL, South Lake Tahoe, NV, Eugene and Portland, OR, as well as many other Cities across the United States. He is also the grateful husband of 37 years to his beloved wife Vicki, and a proud father to his daughter Sara.

Kevin Montford

Kevin Montford

Program Director

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. Kevin holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Southwest Bible College and Seminary, a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, is a Pastoral Counselor, and is internationally certified as an addictions counselor. He is married to his lovely wife, Amanda. They are the loving parents of three grown children, Andrew, Matthew and Ryan, blessed with a wonderful daughter-in-law, Chelsie, and proud grandparents of a grandson, Damon Lee.

Drew Collins

Drew Collins

Operations Manager

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. Drew runs the major fundraising events as well as handling the day-to-day operations at The Jericho House. His favorite part of the job is helping prepare the men for work outside of the program and imparting practical business skills through his leadership class.

Brian Singleton

Brian Singleton

Administrative Assistant

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. Brian was miraculously delivered from drug addiction in 1998, and loves the opportunity to help other men achieve freedom from addictions that can only be found in Jesus. Ordained into ministry in 2016, Brian currently ministers primarily through music as a worship leader at various meetings around north Georgia. He is a Georgia native and currently lives in Cleveland with his wonderful wife Crystal and their three youngest children. He also has two older adopted sons and four grandchildren.

Mark Baker

Mark Baker

Woodshop Manager

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. He has worked with developing Community Behavioral Health programs for the past 35 years. From 1993 - 2003 Mark served first, St. Luke's Episcopal Church and then The Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter, both in Atlanta. He became a Certified Peer Specialist in 2003 and in 2010 became the statewide Director of Recovery Transformation for the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. Mark worked developing Community Recovery programs all across Georgia until his retirement in October of 2015. He has been working with wood and hand tools since 1991. Mark's other passions are for fly fishing, Old Time Music and Dance, playing the banjo, and model railroading. He is the proud father of two amazing daughters, Hannah and Miriam.

Brantley Tribble

Brantley Tribble

Hospitality & Administration Director

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. It was at this time that Brantley demonstrated his administrative gifting. He continued to work in the office for the remainder of his 12-month program, where he learned program policies and procedures and administrative functions including financial, legal, and medical processes. After becoming a Servant Leader, Brantley assisted in record keeping and financial management for The Jericho House. Brantley currently participates in many other aspects of The Jericho House’s operations, including teaching class, helping with IT solutions, billing, and continues to serve in any added capacity required to support the ministry. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management & Finance from The Georgia Institute of Technology and hopes to complete a Master’s Degree in the near future. He also aspires to earn various counseling certifications during his tenure as staff. Brantley is the loving father of a 3-year-old daughter, Adelaide, and strives to be a healthy, active father in her life.

Kenny Yancey

Kenny Yancey

Class Instructor

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. Kenny came to the Jericho House ready and willing to make the necessary changes to make Jesus the Lord of his life rather than call the shots himself. Since that time, his influence in the body has been invaluable.

Joel Beauchamp

Joel Beauchamp

Foriegn Missions

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. Joel remained at Waypoint Center and served various roles, including as a member of staff and the Board of Directors. Joel has been mentored and discipled in all phases of the Dunklin Model Curriculum used at The Jericho House which includes Orientation, Regeneration, Inner Healing, Discipleship, Servant Leadership Training and Family Recovery. Joel is also certified as a Relapse Prevention Specialist with The Genesis Process. He has a B.A. in Counseling and is working on his certification as an addiction counselor with the Georgia Addiction Counselors Association. Joel's love for Jesus and his love for ministering to addicts has taken him all over the world from Georgia, Alaska, England and Kenya. Joel's favorite saying is “Jesus is a journey!” or in swahili “Jesu ni safari!” Joel lives with his wife Tara and their new addition Caroline in Commerce, GA.