Leadership

Pastor Gerry Brown

Founder

Pastor Erin Winemiller

Administrative Pastor

Guadalupe Delcarmen

Men’s Overseer

Cindy Avery

Women’s Overseer

History

U-Turn For Christ is a Christian Discipleship all-encompassing re-entry ministry for men and women trapped in the deceptive, never-ending cycle of addiction. The U-Turn Ranch provides residents with the opportunity to give back to a community that was once ambivalent towards them. U-Turn’s goal is to teach individuals to be independent, self-supporting, and stable under the Lordship of Jesus Christ by becoming an asset to their family, church, friends, employers, schools, and society. Most enrollees come to U-Turn For Christ after hitting their life’s “bottom,” and some are ready to do whatever is necessary to have Jesus Christ restore their lives and give them peace again. We have found with men and women prepared to give up, “leaning on their own understanding,” and completely surrender themselves to the Lord’s work for eight months, their lives are never the same.

How it Works

Phase 1

In Phase One of our program, participants spend a minimum of two months at one of our U-Turn For Christ ranch locations. Participants stay in military-style quarters, one large room filled with bunks. This type of housing promotes healthy fellowship. “As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend” (Proverbs 27:17). Participants participate in morning devotions, daily chores, volunteer community service, evening Bible study, and nightly personal devotion time throughout the day.

Phase 2

Phase Two of our program is six months long and comes with two possible paths to travel. Some return to work, pay a monthly donation and attend church with first phase participants in the evening. Others are chosen to commit six months of service to the Lord and are provided for by the ministry. This last choice comes with considerable sacrifice. Servants of Christ can be called on at all times to serve in many different ways. The six-month period does not have to be the end. Many who return to work will stay a year or more, choosing a higher level of accountability and fellowship for their lives. Many who have stayed to serve in ministry now do at other U-Turn for Christ facilities in the United States and worldwide.

General Information

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  • U-Turn For Christ is a 2-month minimum Christian Discipleship Program, where the person will come and live with us on our Ranch for two months and be discipled through the Word of God.

    Everything is done according to the Bible (No psychology nor 12 steps).

    U-Turn For Christ is a working ministry, and we do volunteer work on the Ranch and in the community.

    We are a non-smoking, non-tobacco product facility (No patch or Nicorette).

    There are no phone calls or e-mails allowed in or out during the two months. All communication, except on visiting day, is to be done by postal mail.

    Visiting starts on the first Sunday following a 14 day probationary period and every Sunday after that. The visitation hours are from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM but are limited to immediate family only. (Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Spouse, or Children.) No Fiancés, girlfriends, or boyfriends.

    All court appointees must complete the first and second phases of the program for a total of eight months minimum.

Enrollment