OUR HISTORY

Our Vision

Our vision is to provide a safe environment for men to change their lifestyle and finally break the cycle of addiction through the power of Christ.

19.7 million American Adults battled a substance use disorder in 2017. And the reliance on drug and alcohol use is growing.

Addiction destroys lives, relationships, communities, and families.

Our passion is to walk along- side those filled with pain and living without hope.

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners” – Isaiah 61:1

HOW WE’VE GROWN

The Jericho House was founded in September 2009 by Pastor Larry McKenna, a graduate of Dunklin Memorial Camp in Okeechobee, Florida.

Pastor McKenna felt the Lord’s call to establish a safe haven for men seeking to escape the deadly grips of substance abuse and addiction. The Jericho House uses curriculum to help men reflect on their past, learn from their choices, take ownership, develop a relationship with Christ, break free from the strongholds of addiction, and become servant leaders in their homes and communities.

Initially, The Jericho House had one facility for men’s recovery. Now, the Lord has grown our ministry so that we can provide hope on the road to recovery for 21 men at a time through multiple facets! 

It’s a ripple effect. Twenty-one men’s lives changed at a time means 21 family relationships restored and 21 communities changed for the better.  

Through our ministry’s growth, we will continue to shine the light of Jesus Christ on addictions. Having experienced restoration and healing, we hope our men will cultivate what they have learned at The Jericho House and be leaders among their families and communities.

OUR PASSION

We strive to develop the Godly leaders of today and tomorrow. To do so, our program ministers to the whole person: body, soul, and spirit where the Holy Spirit brings reconciliation with God, self, and others.

Our greatest delight is watching God break the bonds of addiction and give true freedom.  

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” – Galatians 5:1