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Penfield Christian Homes Philosophy
Penfield Christian Homes is a Christian recovery program for reclaiming the lives of adult men and women suffering from addiction to drugs and alcohol. Penfield has been in operation for over thirty years, helping approximately 730 men a year find freedom from addiction and live happy, productive lives through our unique, Christ-centered approach. The men and women are taught to apply, through the power of Jesus Christ, Biblical principles as expressed in the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. At Penfield Christian Homes, these principles are referred to as Twelve Steps for Successful Christian Living. The ministry of Penfield is rooted in the belief that recovery from the addictive use of alcohol and drugs can be achieved through a personal faith in Jesus Christ.
Areas of Specialization
The Program: • Six weeks alcohol, drug treatment. Dormitory environment, non-medical facility. • Mornings - class; Afternoons - groups and work/recreation activity; Evenings - Recovery meetings. • Bible study on Wednesday evenings and attend Church on Sunday. • Client is required to participate in all aspects of the program including written assignments. • Peer pressure teaches responsibility, teamwork, communications, and proper relationships.
If anyone out there is looking for a place for a loved one to get help, PLEASE seek the Lord's guidance, and look at Penfield. I can't say enough good things about it. It is a big family of God's chosen and you can see his handiwork in their faces.- FR (A Former Client)
People suffering from addiction have enormous potential for an abundant life through Christ, all they need is someone to show them God’s love, someone to convince them that God loves them and forgives them, someone to convince them that they DO have a choice and that they CAN get out of that trap. It was Penfield Christian Home that was able to drive home that truth to me. I have rediscovered my identity in Christ! I have learned, and come to fully believe, that God deeply loves me, deeply cares about me, wants to prosper me and that He CAN and WILL still use me in mighty ways to further His kingdom.- DM (A Former Client)
Life can be good again. Relationships can be renewed. My heart of stone is gone, Praise God! I have been given a new heart, and I am grateful to God and to Penfield Christian Homes.- TS (A Former Client)
Meet the Staff
Bryant Miller Main Campus - Program Director
Bryant has been the Program Director of Penfield Christian Homes, Inc. since April 1995. Bryant married his high school sweetheart, Donna, in June of 1973. They have five sons and five granddaughters. Bryant was an Army Aviator, Cobra Pilot, before receiving the call to ministry. He is a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and has served as a Georgia Baptist Pastor. Prior to coming to Penfield, Bryant was the Substance Abuse Outpatient Program Director for the ten counties served by Middle Flint Behavioral HealthCare. Bryant has been active with the Georgia Addictions Counselor Association, serving on the Certification Board, the Board of Directors, and Chairman of the Training and Education Committee. Bryant has also served as Parliamentarian of the founding board of the Georgia School of Addiction Studies, on the Advisory Board of the Southeast addiction Technology Transfer Center, the Education Committee of the Georgia Association of Recovery Residences, and on the steering committee of the Association of Recovery Ministries. In 2003 Bryant received the GACA John Mooney Distinguished Service Award and in 2006 received the GACA President’s Award for significant contribution to the field of addiction.
Jaime Santangelo Main Campus - Administrative Assistant
Jaime is a native of Niagara Falls, NY. After living in South Florida for most of her life, she moved to Georgia with her family in 2003. Before coming to Penfield Christian Home in March 2008 she worked as a bank teller for over two years. Jaime now works in the administration office at the main Penfield Campus.
Karri Godbee Main Campus - Administrative Specialist
Karri is a native of Greene County and lives in Union Point along with her husband, Trenton, and daughter Kensley. Karri graduated from Bethel Christian School in 1999 and has 5 years of banking experience. Karri started working at Penfield Christian Homes in the administration office in April of 2005.
Lem Clark Main Campus - Executive Director
Lem is a native of Orlando, FL, an ordained minister and a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Seminary. Prior to joining the PCH staff in January 1996, Lem pastored for 14 years and worked for several major corporations in the administrative field. He and his wife Sandy have four children and two grandchildren. His experience and God's call make Lem an asset to the ministry at Penfield Christian Homes.