OUR TEAM

Larry McKenna
Executive Director

Pastor Larry McKenna is the Founder and Executive Director of The Jericho House, where he also serves as the Senior Pastoral Council, 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 thirty years.

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, Jacksonville, South Lake Tahoe, Eugene, Portland, as well as many other cities across the United States. He is also the grateful husband of 43 years to his beloved wife Vicki, and a proud father to his daughter Sara.

Joel Beauchamp
Program Director

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 two children, Caroline and Christopher, in Commerce, GA.

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. 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 Grace Baptist Church in Oakwood, GA, and also leads at other gatherings 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 five grandchildren.

Dr. Angelica Vazquez, MD ABPN
Medical Director

Patti Shipp is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Master Addiction Counselor. She has been working in the addiction field for over 20 years with experience in the acute hospitalization and outpatient treatment environments. Patti specializes in treating those with addiction and their families. Her approach to treatment is to treat the whole being; mind, body and spirit. “It’s all about choices. We can choose to believe that a power greater than our self (God) can restore us (mind, body) to sanity and live a life filled with purpose and fulfillment or not. It’s your choice.” By using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, strategies from the 12-Step program with a Christ-centered focus, treatment and recovery are tailored made for the individual to help them make healthy choices for their life. ​

Brandon & Brittney West
Industries Coordinator, Family Recovery Facilitator

In 2019 Brandon graduated from The Jericho House. Upon completion of the regeneration program he continued on as a Servant Leader and the work coordinator. He and his family followed God’s calling to work within the ministry to help save and redeem lives from addiction by sharing their story. Brittney has worked within the Family Recovery process and now co-facilities Family Recovery. She graduated from Georgia Gwinnett College in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. They both are excited and ready to embark on this new journey of ministry.

Dave Lewis
Class Instructor

Dave Lewis and his wife Carol have spent decades ministering all over the world, helping couples and individuals discover their true identity and value in Christ. Dave established The Basic Idea Ministries in 2010 in order to answer a clear call to help establish God’s love firmly in the homes of pastors and leader couples using a mentoring model.

Now Dave has joined the Jericho House Team to teach Inner Healing and help break the generational cycle of addiction by helping others experience God’s love, and by teaching them to walk through the pain of the past and gain hope for the future.

In their own words: “Experiencing God’s love has brought significant change in our own marriage and family. As a result of the impact of Jesus’ love and truth, we have been given many opportunities to serve churches, families, and individuals all over the world. Since our experiences with Intimate Life Ministries in 1994, we have led marriage conferences and helped develop marriage ministries in several countries: Pakistan, Romania, Mexico, Bosnia, Brazil, Croatia, Honduras, Rwanda, India, Kenya, and the U.S. God has been faithful to move powerfully in each country among pastors, leaders, and volunteers.”